Gibbs Law Group is investigating a data breach at Sequoia Benefits and Insurance Services. Sequoia handles HR, payroll, and employee benefits for roughly 1,700 companies across the country, including hundreds of start-ups and more than 500 venture-backed companies. According to Wired, the breached system stored sensitive information including dates of birth, Social Security numbers, marital status, COVID-19 test results, and vaccine cards.
2022 Sequoia Data Breach: Current and Former Employee Information Exposed
Preliminary reports indicate that in early December 2022 Sequoia Benefits began disclosing the data breach to its corporate customers and individuals whose data may have been compromised. Wired reports that the information stored on the compromised system includes:
- Social Security numbers,
- driver’s license numbers,
- marital status,
- dates of birth,
- member IDs and ID cards
- COVID-19 test results and vaccine cards,
- wage data related to benefits.
Reports indicate that the information of both current and former employees of Sequoia customers may have been compromised in the breach. The information was exposed in October 2022 because Sequoia misconfigured its cloud environment, leaving the data essentially exposed on the internet until it was discovered and accessed by hackers.
Do you believe your information was exposed in the Sequoia data breach or have you received a data breach notification? Contact us today.
David Berger’s Leadership in Data Breach Litigation
David Berger represents consumers in class action lawsuits with a special emphasis on data breach, privacy, and financial services litigation. He previously represented consumers in a data breach lawsuit against Equifax, resulting in a historic $1.5 billion settlement on behalf of 147 million consumers whose Social Security numbers and other private data were exposed in a 2017 breach.
David has represented consumers in some of the largest and most influential privacy and data breach cases in the country. He frequently speaks at conferences on data breach cases and other class action topics. David is a former Chair of the American Association for Justice’s Consumer Privacy and Data Breach Litigation Group.
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