Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Other Commercial
  • Entity Name: The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC
  • Street Address: 100 Independence Mall West, Suite 600
  • City: Philadelphia
  • State, or Country if outside the US: PA
  • Zip Code: 19106

Submitted By

  • Name: Laurence Weilheimer
  • Title: General Counsel and Senior Vice President
  • Firm name (if different than entity):
  • Telephone Number: 215 854 5652
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: General Counsel and Senior Vice President

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 25549
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 28
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified: No
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 05/11/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 02/08/2024
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Financial Account Number or Credit/Debit Card Number (in combination with security code, access code, password or PIN for the account)

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 04/29/2024
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC - ME Exhibit A.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications:
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: Experian IdentityWorks – credit monitoring and identity restoration support for 24 months.