Over 5,000 Maine Residents Vulnerable for Identity Theft

May 27, 2013

Over 5,000 residents who have applied for positions at Central Maine Power may be vulnerable to identity theft after a cyber attack allowed unauthorized access to documentation that contained personally identifiable information. This information was obtained by residents who applied online through an online application system as far back as six years ago. This information was kept in a separate database and system than information regarding the company’s customers. The company has made the system temporarily unavailable during this time as they apply security upgrades to the system and reevaluating the security structure.

Those affected are entitled to a year of credit report monitoring services through Central Maine Power, and will be receiving a written letter explaining the incident further and providing information on obtaining the credit monitoring services.