Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Bank of New York Mellon N.A., which does business as BNY Mellon, regarding its recent data breach. The BNY Mellon data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT MERCER UNIVERSITY:
BNY Mellon is an investment banking services and asset management company. As a large investment bank, BNY Mellon provides asset management, investment management, financial and liquidity analysis, and digital asset management. Founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton, BNY Mellon is America’s oldest bank and was the first company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Today, BNY Mellon has grown into one of the largest banks in the United States with over $46 trillion in assets under custody or administration and nearly $2 trillion worth of assets being managed. Headquartered in New York City, New York, BNY Mellon has 51 locations across the United States and employs over 51,000 individuals.
On November 30, 2022, BNY Mellon learned that one of its vendors had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. On March 23, 2023, BNY Mellon was granted access to conduct its own investigation to determine the amount and scope of the information involved. Through its investigation, BNY Mellon determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on November 30, 2022. On May 11, 2023, BNY Mellon began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Account number
If you received a breach notification letter from BNY Mellon:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the BNY Mellon 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 Bank of New York Mellon N.A.;
- 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.