• YMCA of Central Florida warns of security breach

    By: Jason Kelly


    ORLANDO, Fla. - The YMCA of Central Florida said Wednesday that an unauthorized person accessed several employees' email accounts last month and might have accessed members' personal information.

    Some emails might have been accessed on Oct. 24 and could have contained members' names, financial account numbers and payment card numbers, the organization said. Nearly 5,000 people were affected, the organization said.

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    "In some instances, the information in the email accounts also included Social Security numbers, driver's license or other government issued identification numbers, passports, health information and health insurance numbers," the nonprofit said. "This incident did not affect all patrons, but only some program registrants."

    The organization said it disabled the affected email accounts, changed the account passwords, launched an investigation and hired a forensic firm.

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    "At this time, we have no indication that the information in the emails was actually viewed or used in any way," the organization said. "However, out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying individuals of this incident."

    Members are asked to review financial and payment card account statements and to report any unauthorized activity.

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    The nonprofit said those whose Social Security numbers were potentially involved are being offered a one-year complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection service.

    "We sincerely regret that this incident occurred and apologize for any inconvenience or concern this may cause our Y community," CFO Colleen Manahan said. "To help prevent an incident like this from occurring again, we are providing our team members with additional privacy education and training."

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    The nonprofit said it serves more than 415,000 people at 26 locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Marion counties.

    Click here or call 877-982-1592 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for further details.

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