U.S. Markets closed

Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC Notifies Individuals of Security Incident

RALEIGH, N.C., April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC announced today that it is notifying individuals related to a security incident involving certain client information.

On January 16, 2017, Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC became aware of a ransomware attack on its computer system and immediately began an investigation, reset passwords, removed the server from the system, and began using a back-up system. As part of its investigation, Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC engaged a leading forensic firm, and it determined that an unknown person remotely accessed a server which contained files that may have included its clients' names, addresses, dates of birth, driver's license numbers or state issued identification numbers, social security numbers, financial information, such as checking/savings account numbers, or financial investment information, payment card information, and health insurance numbers.

Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC found no evidence that client information was accessed or acquired by the attackers, or that the information has been used in any way. However, the nature of the incident is such that it cannot rule out that possibility.

Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC deeply regrets any inconvenience or concern this may cause. To help prevent something like this from happening in the future, Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee has enhanced the security of its systems.

Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC began mailing letters to affected individuals on April 14, 2017, and has established a dedicated call center to answer any questions. For additional information about this incident, please visit the Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC website at www.jhvglaw.com.

Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC

Our law firm has provided exceptional business law legal services to clients throughout the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area, North Carolina, and the U.S. for more than half a century. Since our firm was established in 1955, we have built a reputation for helping clients solve difficult problems with sound counsel, sophisticated analysis, and superior performance.

A hallmark of our firm is personalized client service. Recognizing that each of our clients has a unique set of issues, objectives and needs, our firm is committed to individualized attention and works as an integrated team to respond to our clients' needs. We serve diverse clients, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, professional associations, closely held corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and individuals.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/johnson-hearn-vinegar--gee-pllc-notifies-individuals-of-security-incident-300439999.html