Data Breach

IATSE Pension Funds Data Breach: Know Your Rights

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you're a member of the I.A.T.S.E. Staff Retirement and National Pension Funds, it's important to be aware of a recent data breach that occurred on May 29 and May 30, 2023. Your sensitive information may have been exposed, and as a result, you could be entitled to compensation. Lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights and guide you through the steps to protect your identity and potentially join a class action lawsuit.

What Happened?

On or around May 31, 2023, Progress Software, the provider of MOVEit Transfer software, disclosed a vulnerability that was exploited by an unauthorized party. This software is used by Pension Benefit Information, LLC (PBI) to securely transfer files, including those for the I.A.T.S.E. Staff Retirement and National Pension Funds. It was discovered that an unauthorized third party accessed and downloaded data from a MOVEit Transfer server on May 29 and May 30, 2023.

Your Rights and Next Steps

The information involved in this breach includes names and other data elements, which could put you at risk of identity theft and fraud. PBI has taken steps to secure their systems and is offering 12 months of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services through Kroll.

Here's what you can do to protect yourself:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You're entitled to one free credit report per year from each of the three major credit bureaus at or by calling 1-877-322-8228.

  2. Enroll in Credit Monitoring: Take advantage of the free services offered by Kroll by visiting their enrollment website. You must enroll by the specified deadline provided in your notice.

  3. Place a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze: Contact the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert or credit freeze on your credit reports. This can help prevent new accounts from being opened in your name without your consent.

  4. Review the Notice Carefully: The Notice of Data Breach provides detailed information and instructions. Make sure to read it thoroughly and follow the recommendations provided.

  5. Stay Informed: Visit the California Attorney General's website to view the official disclosure and learn more about the breach.

  6. Seek Legal Advice: Lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights and can advise you on the possibility of joining a class action lawsuit to seek compensation for damages caused by the breach.

Joining a Lawsuit

If you believe your information was compromised in the IATSE Pension Funds data breach, you might be eligible to join a class action lawsuit. By participating in a lawsuit, you can hold the responsible parties accountable and potentially receive compensation for any harm suffered due to the breach.

To take the first step, complete the below form to join the lawsuit. Lawyers are ready to assist you through the process and fight for your rights.

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