Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, which does business as MassMutual, regarding its recent data breach. The MassMutual data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY:
MassMutual is an insurance company specializing in offering life insurance packages. Founded in 1851 by an insurance agent who had recently moved from Connecticut to Massachusetts, MassMutual began as a mutual company serving Massachusetts residents. Over time, MassMutual grew by offering high-premium insurance policies to pioneers and laborers going west, spurred on by the California Gold Rush. By the 1980s, MassMutual had decided to reorganize by introducing a new line of life insurance policies and retirement investment services. Today, MassMutual offers term and permanent life insurance products, disability insurance, long term care insurance, and retirement planning services. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, MassMutual manages over $312 billion in assets and employs more than 11,000 individuals.
Recently, MassMutual discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, MassMutual determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. On October 6, 2022, MassMutual began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Passport number
- Financial information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
If you are received a breach notification letter from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance:
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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the MassMutual data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.