Mission Essential Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The Mission Essential Group, which does business as Mission Essential, regarding its recent data breach. The Mission Essential data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 12,900 individuals.


Mission Essential is a tech organization focused on providing services to the defense and intelligence communities, friendly foreign governments, and private sector segments. Accordingly, Mission Essential is a leading provider of intelligence analysis and operations support. Founded in 2004, Mission Essential works with intelligence community members, as well as with the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force; U.S. Central, European, and Africa Commands; and the State Department. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and Herndon, Virginia, Mission Essential provides services in more than 45 countries and 17 U.S. locations.


On April 19, 2023, Mission Essential discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Mission Essential determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on April 19, 2023. On July 20, 2023, Mission Essential began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number


If you received a breach notification letter from Mission Essential:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Mission Essential data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by The Mission Essential Group;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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