Data Breach

First Bankers Trust Data Breach Investigation

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Shamis & Gentile P.A., one of the nation's premier class action law firms specializing in data breach cases, is investigating the First Bankers Trust Company data breach. If you were affected by the data breach, your sensitive personally identifiable information may have been exposed, and you may be eligible for compensation.

About First Bankers Trust Company

First Bankers Trust Company, NA, established in 1946, is a trusted community bank headquartered in Quincy, Illinois. As a member FDIC and an equal housing lender, the bank offers a comprehensive range of banking products and services tailored for both personal and business needs with a team of 73 employees.

The May 2023 Data Breach

In late May 2023, First Bankers Trust Company experienced a significant security incident due to vulnerabilities in MOVEit Transfer, a Managed File Transfer software used by the bank. This breach resulted in unauthorized access between May 27 and May 31, 2023, which was notably prior to the public disclosure of the software vulnerabilities by Progress Software. The types of consumer information exposed include:

  • Personal names
  • Contact details
  • Account information

Your Rights and Next Steps

If your information was compromised in this breach, it's crucial to take immediate action to protect your identity and financial integrity:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your bank statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Credit Freeze: Consider placing a credit freeze on your reports to prevent new accounts from being opened in your name.
  3. Fraud Alerts: Place fraud alerts with the major credit bureaus to warn creditors to verify identity before extending credit.
  4. Use Provided Services: Activate the complimentary identity monitoring services offered by First Bankers Trust to help safeguard your personal information.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you've been affected by the First Bankers Trust data breach, you might be entitled to compensation. Identity theft can have long-lasting impacts on your financial and personal life. Lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of securing the compensation you deserve. Please consider filling out the below form to join the lawsuit and protect your rights.


Please don't hesitate to take action. Complete the form below to find out more about your eligibility for compensation and to take the necessary steps towards safeguarding your information.

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