Ethos Technologies Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Ethos Technologies Inc., which does business as Ethos, regarding its recent data breach. The Ethos data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 33,000 individuals.


Ethos is a San Francisco-based technology company that aims to simplify the process of obtaining life insurance. Founded in 2016 by Peter Colis and Lingke Wang as a response to a negative experience with traditional life insurance, Ethos eliminates unnecessary difficulties in the life insurance application process. Every month, Ethos issues billions in coverage on policies used by Legal & General America. Since its founding, Ethos has raised over $400 million in investment capital and employs over 200 individuals.


On December 8, 2022, Ethos 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, Ethos determined that an unauthorized actor may have obtained social security numbers by entering information about individuals into Ethos’ online application process and obtaining those individuals’ social security numbers between August 4, 2022 and December 9, 2022. Majority of the individuals impacted by this data breach were not existing Ethos customers. On December 21, 2022, Ethos began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Ethos Technologies Inc.:

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

If you were impacted by the Ethos 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 Ethos Technologies Inc.;
  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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