Veros Credit is a major auto financing company in Santa Ana, California. The company works with dealerships to help provide financing for interested car buyers. This company recently suffered from a data breach that could put the data of its customers at risk.
The Veros Credit breach occurred when an individual broke into the company files and began accessing protected information. There is no way to know how the file breach occurred and whether it was through a phishing attack or through the exploitation of a network vulnerability, but once the breach was successful, the attacker began accessing and making use of personal data.
The Veros Credit breach was first detected on December 10, 2021. At that time, the company determined that it was being hit by a ransomware attack and that many of its customers could have had their information released to the public.
The Veros Credit data breach impacts customers that have utilized auto credit for their purchases sometime before December 5, 2022. If you fall into that group, your personal information may have been exposed in this attack. You will receive a direct notice from Veros Credit about this attack, informing you about your potential risks. If you receive a notice from Veros, you should utilize the IDX credit monitoring services offered by the company to safeguard your information.
We don't have a count of the number of Veros Credit files accessed in this attack, but we do know that more than 500 Washington State residents were impacted, as well as residents in other states.