Cetera Financial Group Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Cetera Financial Group, Inc. regarding a recent data breach. The Cetera Financial Group data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 2,100 individuals.


Cetera Financial Group is a shared services organization providing retail financial services to investment programs of banks and credit unions. Cetera Financial Group has over 1.7 million clients and generates annual revenue of $1.6 billion. Founded in 2010, Cetera Financial Group is headquartered in El Segundo, California with other main offices in California, Colorado, Illinois, and Minnesota. Cetera Financial Group has over 8,000 financial advisors and 1,700 home office employees.


On December 23, 2021, one of Cetera Financial Group’s vendors, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, identified that it experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information of individuals in its system may have been accessed. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company investigated the data breach and determined that its systems had been breached between November 29, 2021, and December 23, 2021. On or around May 18, 2022, Cetera Financial Group determined that sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to its clients may have been accessed. In early June 2022, Cetera Financial Group began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you are a current or former client of Cetera Financial Group:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Cetera Financial Group data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Cetera Financial Group;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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