Console & Associates, P.C.: Wilton Reassurance Data Breach Leaks the Social Security Numbers of 1,482,490 Consumers
More than 1.4 million consumers are being notified that their Social Security numbers and other confidential information were compromised when hackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in file-transfer software used by a third-party vendor of Wilton Reassurance Company.
MARLTON, N.J. - June 26, 2023 - PRLog -- The sensitive personal data of 1,482,490 Wilton Reassurance customers has been compromised as a result of a zero-day vulnerability in software used by PBI Research Services, a third-party vendor of Wilton Reassurance (Wilton Re). Now, consumers' full names and Social Security numbers may be in the hands of criminals who can use the stolen information to carry out various schemes, such as identity theft and other frauds.
The data breach attorneys at the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. are looking into claims on behalf of Wilton Re customers and anyone else affected, hoping to fully inform them of the risks they face as a result of the breach and what legal rights they have in its aftermath.
On June 16, 2023, Wilton Re filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine describing a third-party data breach affecting consumers nationwide. Wilton Re explained that the incident resulted from a third-party vendor's use of the managed file transfer software created by Progress Software, MOVEit. Evidently, Wilton Re was notified by its vendor, PBI Research Services, that a vulnerability in the MOVEit file-transfer software allowed hackers to download confidential consumer data.
According to the notice, the data breach affected an estimated 1,482,490 customers.
The list of sensitive information that was exposed includes names and Social Security numbers.
If you receive a data breach notice from Wilton Reassurance, you could now be at risk of identity theft—and the life-changing financial and legal consequences that follow in its wake.
Wilton Re indicated that it is providing victims with 12 months of free identity theft protection and credit monitoring services. However, while victims should enroll in this service immediately, it is not sufficient to protect them from the risks of a data breach.
What to Do if You Receive a Wilton Reassurance Data Breach Letter
Individuals who receive a data breach letter from Wilton Reassurance should take all necessary steps to protect themselves. (See our Guide for Victims of Data Breach for more details at https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/
If you wish to discuss this data security incident, or if you have any questions regarding your rights following the Wilton Reassurance data breach, please contact Console & Associates, P.C. at (866) 778-5500. Interested parties and potential plaintiffs can also learn more about this data breach and potential lawsuit at https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/