Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in data breach cases, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc.
Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc., a Washington corporation, provides third party administrative services in various fields including accounting, legal, health and welfare, and clean work force services. If you received a notice of data breach letter from Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc., please contact us as soon as possible to understand your legal rights in response to the data breach
According to information recently provided to the Maine Attorney General by its counsel, on or around July 21, 2021, Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc., detected unusual activity within its computer systems and determined their systems were infected with malware that encrypted the systems. On July 28, 2021, Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc.’s investigation determined that there was unauthorized access and removal of certain files, which contained personal information of individuals who Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. had previously provided services to through its partners.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IMPACTED BY THE DATA BREACH?
Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. did not notify victims of the breach until February 18, 2022. In total, the data of 211,822 individuals was compromised in the breach. The breach notification letters to victims do not explain why Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. waited over six months after learning of the breach to start notifying victims.
WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?
Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. has disclosed the following information was included in the data breach:
- Full names,
- Social Security numbers,
- Date of birth,
- Driver’s license numbers,
- Passport numbers,
- Employer identification numbers,
- Financial account information and payment card information,
- Electronic or digital signatures,
- Medical claims information,
- Medical treatment or diagnosis information,
- Prescription information,
- Health insurance identification numbers, and
- Health insurance group numbers. 
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE WELFARE & PENSION ADMINISTRATION SERVICE, INC. DATA BREACH?
If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in responding to the Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. data breach, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.