Peiffer Wolf Investigates CalPERS Data Breach
Peiffer Wolf is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”).
Based in Sacramento, CA, CalPERS is an agency in the California executive branch that manages pension and health benefits for more than 1.5 million California public employees, retirees, and their families. If you received a notice of data breach letter from CalPERS, please contact us as soon as possible to understand your legal rights in response to the data breach.
CalPERS was informed about a recent cybersecurity breach at its third-party vendor PBI Research Services/Berwyn Group (“PBI”) involving their MOVEit Transfer Application, which is used by thousands of organizations worldwide. CalPERS uses PBI’s services to ensure accuracy in its payments to retirees and beneficiaries and sent data to PBI in a secure, encrypted format. Personal information that was downloaded included: First and Last Name; Date of Birth; and Social Security Number. It could have also included the names of former or current employers, spouse or domestic partner, and child or children.
According to the notice, the information that could have been subject to unauthorized access includes First and Last Name; Date of Birth; and Social Security Number; as well as names of former or current employers, spouse or domestic partner, and child or children.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE CALPERS DATA BREACH?
Protecting yourself after a data breach comes at a high price, and you will have to spend time and money to make sure you are not the victim of fraud and identity theft. That is why it is imperative that you take action and demand compensation.
If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in responding to the CalPERS data breach, please contact Peiffer Wolf. You can fill out a contact form or call us at 314-833-4827.