Data breach at local assisted living center - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Data breach at local assisted living center

Amarillo, TX - Officials with Assisted Living Concepts said their company has experienced a data breach.

They said an unauthorized third party accessed payroll information of about 43,000 employees nationwide, including those who work at Potter House in Amarillo.

Earlier this month, the company notified current and former employees that names, addresses, birth dates and social security numbers were all compromised during the breach. The company warned employees that the criminals could try to file fraudulent tax returns with the stolen information and suggested they submit an identity theft affidavit with the IRS.

A local certified public account recommends affected employees to check their credit report frequently. "If I were one of those folks, one thing I would do is to check my credit report," said CPA Mark Christy. "You can do that once a year for free. But I would be looking at that report probably once a month for a while."

To help employees check their credit activity, Assisted Living Concepts  is providing a one-year membership to Experian's ProtectMyID Alert System. The system will send notifications of unusual account activity.

The company says it is working with the IRS and the FBI to investigate how the breach happened.

Madison Alewel - NewsChannel 10
  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • Wednesday's Weather: Cooler and breezy, rain ending later this morning

    Wednesday's Weather: Cooler and breezy, rain ending later this morning

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-04-26 10:37:52 GMT

    Weather Outlook for Wednesday, April 26

    Weather Outlook for Wednesday, April 26

  • Amarillo drivers may see fewer one-way streets downtown

    Amarillo drivers may see fewer one-way streets downtown

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-04-26 03:29:07 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Drivers in downtown Amarillo could soon be dealing with fewer one-way streets. It all has to do with the parking garages going up on Buchanan Street. Cars will need to exit right and left on 7th and 8th Avenues, and right now it's against city ordinance to turn left out of any parking garage in the city. That will cause some problems when people try to exit the new parking garage onto, well, any street surrounding it. The city believes the solution to this problem, along with gett...

    Drivers in downtown Amarillo could soon be dealing with fewer one-way streets. It all has to do with the parking garages going up on Buchanan Street. Cars will need to exit right and left on 7th and 8th Avenues, and right now it's against city ordinance to turn left out of any parking garage in the city. That will cause some problems when people try to exit the new parking garage onto, well, any street surrounding it. The city believes the solution to this problem, along with gett...

  • WT unveils upgraded news studio

    WT unveils upgraded news studio

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-04-26 01:58:06 GMT

    West Texas A&M University (WT) spent $235,000 on upgrading its old studio from standard definition to high definition.

    West Texas A&M University (WT) spent $235,000 on upgrading its old studio from standard definition to high definition.

Powered by Frankly