Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Credit Union of Southern California regarding its recent data breach. The Credit Union of Southern California data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT CREDIT UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
Credit Union of Southern California is a financial institution that specializes in financial services, auto loans, personal loans, insurance, mortgage, and real estate. Founded in 1954, Credit Union of Southern California has over 215 employees, 140,000 customers, and generates approximately $110 million in annual revenue. On February 1, 2023, Credit Union of Southern California finalized its merger with California Bear Credit Union (“CalBear”), a state employees credit union. Headquartered in Whittier, California, Credit Union of Southern California operates multiple locations in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties, as well as dozens of ATMS throughout the greater California area.
On or about January 31, 2023, Credit Union of Southern California discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Credit Union of Southern California determined an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between January 11 and January 31, 2023 through a CalBear employee’s email account. On May 18, 2023, Credit Union of Southern California began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information has not been made publicly available by Credit Union of Southern California. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number or other government issued identification number
- Financial information
- Account passwords or other access codes for financial accounts
- Biometric data
- Genetic information
- Health records, including medical diagnosis, treatment or health insurance policy number
If you are a current or former customer of Credit Union of Southern California: :
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 Credit Union of Southern California 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 Credit Union of Southern California;
- 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.