Unity National Bank Provides Notice of a Data Privacy Event
Unity National Bank (“Unity”) recently announced an incident that may affect the privacy of information related to certain individuals. While Unity is unaware of any attempted or actual misuse of the information about the incident, Unity provides potentially affected individuals with information about the incident and steps individuals may take to help protect their information should they feel it is necessary to do so.
On January 25, 2021, Unity became aware of suspicious activity in an employee’s email account and immediately initiated an investigation. As part of the investigation, which was conducted with the assistance of third-party forensic specialists, Unity determined that one employee’s email account was subject to unauthorized access from January 15, 2021, to January 25, 2021. Therefore, with the assistance of the third-party forensic specialists, Unity conducted a comprehensive review of the emails and attachments in the account to determine what, if any, sensitive information was contained in the email account and to whom the information related. This review was completed on April 26, 2021. Once Unity determined who was potentially impacted, Unity had to review its internal records to locate accurate mailing addresses. Although there is no evidence that an unauthorized actor actually viewed personal information, Unity is providing notice to potentially affected individuals in an abundance of caution.
Unity’s investigation determined that the type of information potentially impacted by this incident includes name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, financial account number, payment card number, date of birth, passport number, medical diagnosis/treatment information, and health insurance information. Unity takes the security of personal information in its care very seriously. Upon discovering this incident, Unity moved quickly to secure the employee’s email account, investigate, and notify potentially impacted individuals.
Unity encourages individuals to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud, review their account statements, and monitor their credit reports for suspicious activity.