Anyone who received a letter from PBI stating their information may have been exposed in a data breach involving Wilton Reassurance Company or otherwise believes they were affected by the incident.
What’s Going On?
Hackers exploited a vulnerability in a file transfer tool used by a vendor of Wilton Reassurance Company that allowed the names and Social Security numbers of nearly 1.5 million individuals – assumed to be policyholders – to be exposed. Now, attorneys are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of those affected.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help Me?
If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could help consumers recover money for any harm resulting from the breach, such as the cost of identity theft protection services, time spent monitoring credit and more.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from anyone affected by a data breach involving Wilton Reassurance Company, also known as Wilton Re.
Wilton Reassurance, which offers life insurance and reinsurance services, alerted the Maine Attorney General’s office in June 2023 that a data breach involving a tool used by a third-party service provider may have exposed the personal information of nearly 1.5 million individuals – likely policyholders.
It’s now being investigated whether Wilton Reassurance and its vendors took the appropriate steps to safeguard customer information and, if not, whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of those affected.
MOVEit, PBI Data Breach: How Could Wilton Policyholders Be Affected?
Wilton Reassurance uses a third-party service provider called PBI Research Services, which provides death verification services to the insurance company.
Specifically, it has been reported that internet-facing MOVEit Transfer web applications were infected with malware used by ransomware gang Clop (also known as CL0P) and then used to steal data from underlying databases.
With regard to Wilton, it has been reported that names and Social Security numbers were exposed in the breach. Wilton says it will be sending letters to affected consumers on July 16.
How Can a Data Breach Lawsuit Help Me?
If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could give consumers the chance to recover money for:
Loss of privacy
Reimbursement for lost time spent responding to the breach (e.g., monitoring accounts, placing credit freezes or alerts, filing police reports, obtaining credit reports, addressing fraudulent uses of information, etc.)
Out-of-pocket losses, such as the cost of credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services and money lost on stolen tax refunds or other fraudulent transactions