Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Financial Services
  • Entity Name: Kovack Financial
  • Street Address: 6451 North Federal Highway Suite 1201
  • City: Ft. Lauderdale
  • State, or Country if outside the US: FL
  • Zip Code: 33308

Submitted By

  • Name: Dominic Paluzzi
  • Title: Co-President
  • Firm name (if different than entity): McDonald Hopkins
  • Telephone Number: (248) 220-1356
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Privacy Counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 43324
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 236
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: August 15, 2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: June 10, 2024
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with:

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: July 09, 2024
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: CM_Source_Redacted.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications: N/A
  • 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: 12months Complimentary credit monitoring through Epiq if social security number affected