Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Athene Annuity and Life Company, which does business as Athene, regarding its recent data breach. The Athene data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 70,100 individuals.
ABOUT ATHENE ANNUITY AND LIFE COMPANY D/B/A ATHENE:
Athene is a retirement services company that focuses on retirement saving solutions and helping customers retire with confidence. Accordingly, Athene primarily sells both individual and group annuities to individuals in 49 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, Athene partners with Apollo Insurance Group Solutions, a global alternative asset manager, for retirement services asset management. Founded in 2009, Athene has grown from a startup to a company with $257.7 billion in total assets.
On June 20, 2023, Athene discovered that a third-party vendor used by Athene, Pension Benefit Information, LLC (“PBI”), had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. PBI provides audit and address research services to companies, including to Athene. In order to perform this research, Athene shares sensitive data about consumers with PBI. While the investigation is still ongoing, PBI determined that an unauthorized actor have accessed the sensitive information belonging to Athene’s customers through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer software used by PBI between May 29 and May 30, 2023. On July 14, 2023, Athene began contacting customers whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
If you received a breach notification letter from Athene or PBI:
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 Athene 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 Athene Annuity and Life Company d/b/a Athene ;
- 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.