Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Smith Brothers Insurance, LLC regarding its recent data breach. The Smith Brothers Insurance data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 3,500 individuals.
ABOUT SMITH BROTHERS INSURANCE:
Smith Brothers Insurance is a risk management and insurance broker offering financial services, human resource consulting, employee benefits, surety and bonding, personal and commercial insurance resources, and more. Founded by Bob and Brian Smith in 1971, Smith Brothers Insurance has expanded through the addition of 27 agencies. Headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut, Smith Brothers Insurance operates 12 offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
On August 18, 2022, Smith Brothers Insurance 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 and acquired. Through its investigation, Smith Brothers Insurance determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information on July 19, 2022. On July 3, 2023, Smith Brothers Insurance began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license or state ID number
- Health insurance information
If you received a breach notification letter from Smith Brothers Insurance:
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 Smith Brothers Insurance data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Smith Brothers Insurance, LLC;
- 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.