A Bankers Life data breach may have affected thousands of customers after unauthorized third parties gained access to company websites. According to a statement issued by Bankers Life, this unauthorized access may have led to further access to “personal information of policyholders and applicants.” Individuals who were potentially affected by the breach may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.
If you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of a potential Bankers Life data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. We provide free, confidential and no-obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you have a claim we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Incident May Have Led to Unauthorized Access of Personal Information
On October 25, 2018, Bankers Life and Casualty Co. issued a statement and notified certain customers and applicants regarding a possible data security incident. According to the news release, an investigation into the incident indicated that “unauthorized third parties accessed credentials of a limited number of Bankers Life employees between May 30 and September 13, 2018,” and were able to access certain company websites.
The initial incident may have led to an additional breach of policyholders’ and applicants’ personal information, including customer names, addresses, dates of birth, insurance information, and the last four digits of Social Security numbers. For a limited number of customers, the investigation identified “unauthorized access to full Social Security numbers, driver’s license or state identification card numbers, bank account numbers,” as well as some health insurance related information.
Bankers Life is based in Chicago, Illinois, and is the primary subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, Inc., based in Carmel, Indiana. In their press release published to the company website, Bankers Life noted that they have made arrangements for their customers to receive free identity repair and credit monitoring services to help protect against any potential unauthorized use of personal information. Additionally, policyholders with Medicare Supplement insurance policies through its affiliate, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company will be covered.
Consumers Affected by an Bankers Life Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Data breaches can possibly lead to serious problems for those affected, including the loss of personal, financial or health information. When financial information is wrongfully accessed, victims could be required to pay fees for monitoring their credit to ensure their credit score isn’t negatively impacted from the violation. In some cases, data breach victims may need to make sure they don’t become a victim of identity theft and may also have to pay to receive a credit report to check on fraudulent charges.
Victims of data breaches may be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Affected consumers should seek legal counsel from a Bankers Life data breach lawsuit attorney to get more information about their rights and remedies.
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