Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on March 25, 2022 in Data Breach. Updated on April 12, 2022
NOTICE: If you received a DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION from Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. (“WPAS”) contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.
In July 2021, WPAS discovered that its computer network was infected with malware that encrypted certain systems. WPAS then confirmed that folders were removed from its network and that those folders included information relating to its clients and business partners.
WPAS is a third-party benefits and pensions administration firm located on Mercer Island, Washington with locations in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. WPAS employs over 170 people administering 82 plans with total assets in excess of five billion dollars which provide benefits to more than 150,000 individuals. In total, the data of 211,822 individuals was compromised in the breach. If you received a data breach incident letter from WPAS, you were impacted by the breach.
According to WPAS, the following information was exposed:
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.
WPAS is offering 12 months of free Credit Monitoring. The best way to protect yourself after a data breach is to sign up for credit and identity protection services as soon as possible. California offers extra protections and legal rights to its residents through the California Consumer Privacy Act.
NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from WPAS, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.
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