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Data Security Incident Comms
DATA SECURITY INCIDENT June 10, 2021
Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative (JMEC) recently learned of a data security incident that may impact some of our members. We take this incident very seriously and are working alongside law enforcement, expert service providers, and our regulatory leadership to resolve it.
The JMEC data security incident may have involved some of the organization’s financial documents inadvertently being placed for trash pickup rather than for their secure disposal. JMEC was notified Wednesday afternoon, June 09, 2021, that some of these documents were scattered from a waste hauling truck that services the cooperative. These were gathered by hand and returned to JMEC.
JMEC has notified the board of trustees, law enforcement, financial institutions, and others. Some member banking information may have been exposed. Our investigation is ongoing, and we will notify members who we determine had their banking information exposed via an additional correspondence at the conclusion of our investigation.
We encourage members to remain vigilant in monitoring your accounts and notify your bank immediately if you see any suspicious activity on the account.