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Genworth Data Breach Investigation

The Lyon Firm is actively involved in class action personal privacy and data theft cases and is currently investigating the Genworth and PBI Research data breach claims for plaintiffs nationwide.

In June 2023, Genworth discovered that a vendor, PBI Research Services, experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information of 2.5 million Genworth customers and insurance agents may have been accessed.

Genworth determined that an unauthorized actor could have accessed sensitive information through the cyberattack on the MOVEit file transfer software used by PBI.  between May 29 and May 30, 2023. The type of compromised information may include:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Insurance information

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated data breach lawyer and Privacy Attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in class action security breach lawsuits.

What Happened?

In May 2023, Progress Software, the provider of MOVEit Transfer software, disclosed a vulnerability in their software that could be exploited by an unauthorized third party. PBI launched an investigation into the full scope of the MOVEit vulnerability’s impact on our systems. It is now thought to have impacted over 500 organizations and over 23 million people.

The ongoing investigation determined that various personal information was impacted by this event and may have included the following: name, Social Security number, policy/account number, date of birth, and/or address.

What to do following the Genworth Breach?

After data is compromised, individuals may always be at risk for future identity theft and other forms of financial and medical fraud. It is possible, to some degree, to protect yourself with identity theft coverage and subscribing to credit report alerts.

It’s always critical to watch for signs of fraud and any indication that others are trying to access your accounts. If you happen to see fraudulent activity, take the appropriate actions to help protect yourself. If you want more information on what to do when a data breach impacts you, call The Lyon Firm or visit the FTC identity theft site.

Every year millions of Americans suffer from data breach events, many of whom seek legal action for compensation and to hold companies like Genworth accountable for negligent security systems.

If you want more information on current data privacy litigation and how to file a data breach class action lawsuit, contact The Lyon Firm for a free case review.