FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Investigation Into Computer Network Intrusion Completed- UPPCO Offers Complimentary Credit Monitoring
December 1, 2022 | Press Releases
INVESTIGATION INTO COMPUTER NETWORK INTRUSION COMPLETED
UPPCO OFFERS COMPLIMENTARY CREDIT MONITORING
Marquette – As previously reported by Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO), the company detected a computer network intrusion earlier this year. Upon discovery, UPPCO immediately secured its network and engaged a third-party forensic firm to investigate the nature and extent of the incident. At the conclusion of the investigation, UPPCO discovered that a limited amount of information may have been accessed by an unauthorized party as a result of the incident.
“UPPCO takes the security of information entrusted to our care very seriously,” said Brett French, Vince President of Business Development and Communications. “Our investigation into this matter has concluded and we are notifying individuals whose information may have been accessed out of an abundance of caution. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that any information has been fraudulently misused.”
UPPCO has mailed letters to individuals who are potentially affected by the incident. The company is offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services to any individual who may have been affected by the incident. The letters also provide information about the steps an individual can take to help protect personal information.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this incident may have caused,” said French. “While it is regrettable that the network intrusion occurred, be assured that UPPCO has taken all appropriate actions necessary to mitigate the situation and prevent such incidents from recurring in the future.”
UPPCO is the Upper Peninsula’s largest electric utility serving approximately 52,000 customers across 4,460 square miles. UPPCO and its predecessors have excelled at providing dependable service and safe, reliable energy to its valued customers for more than 135 years.