Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Sequoia Federal Credit Union regarding its recent data breach. The Sequoia Federal Credit Union data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT SEQUOIA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION:
Sequoia Federal Credit Union is a member-owned cooperative that provides various financial services. Founded in 1952, Sequoia Federal Credit Union began when a group of elementary school teachers organized and elected their initial officers. Today, Sequoia Federal Credit Union has grown into a multi-million-dollar credit union. As a credit union, Sequoia Federal Credit Union provides many services you would expect from a traditional bank including saving/checking accounts, small consumer loans, and retirement plans. Additionally, because Sequoia Federal Credit Union is member-owned, it is able to focus more on services and member experience than a traditional bank. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Sequoia Federal Credit Union’s only location employs around 10 individuals and serves close to 2,000 members.
Recently, Sequoia Federal Credit Union discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Sequoia Federal Credit Union determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between July 13 and August 16, 2022. On December 24, 2022, Sequoia Federal Credit Union began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account information (e.g., taxpayer identification numbers, IRS PINs, credit or debit card information, etc.)
- Medical information
- Health insurance policy information
- Usernames and passwords
If you received a breach notification letter from Sequoia Federal Credit Union:
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 Sequoia Federal Credit Union 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 Sequoia Federal Credit Union;
- 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.