Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on September 27, 2021 in Data Breach. Updated on February 24, 2022
NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Career Group, Inc., contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.
In July of 2021, Career Group, Inc. (“Career Group”) became aware of a ransomware attack where hackers gained access to its servers where sensitive customer data was stored. While Career Group waited until the end of August 2021 to notify people that their information was accessed through a letter dated August 31, 2021, hackers had already been in possession of the data since sometime between June 28, 2021 and July 7, 2021.
Career Group is offering one year of free identity protection services. The best way to protect yourself after a data breach is to sign up for identity protection services as soon as possible. California offers extra protections and legal rights to its residents through the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Career Group has redacted the notice which they sent to government authorities, so it is not clear what types of information were accessed and/or acquired, but the notification to the various states by their attorneys indicated that customer names and other personal identifiers in combination with Social Security Numbers were involved.
This information is called your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). It tells others about you and is considered part of your identity. Businesses are required to secure this information or risk facing statutory penalties, among other legal penalties. Stolen PII can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity.
Career Group is a job recruiting firm based in California which provides recruiting and hiring services to companies and job seekers nationwide.
NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from Career Group Companies, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.