Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Lutheran Social Services of Illinois regarding its recent data breach. The Lutheran Social Services of Illinois data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 184,000 individuals.
ABOUT LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS:
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois is a statewide social service provider operating in Illinois. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois offers a variety of services from affordable housing, home-based care for seniors, disability programs, and services for children and families. Founded in 1867, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois is built upon the values of the three Illinois synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Today, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois continues to support its community in accordance with those values, serving 38,000 individuals annually. Headquartered in Des Plains, Illinois, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois has 33 locations throughout the state.
On January 27, 2022, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois 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, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a ransomware attack. On January 25, 2023, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account numbers
- Health insurance information
- Biometric information
- Medical diagnosis and treatment
If you received a breach notification letter or email from Lutheran Social Services of Illinois:
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 Lutheran Social Services of Illinois 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois;
- 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.