Maximus Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Maximus, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Maximus data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to at least 8,000,000 to 11,000,000 million individuals.


Maximus is a government services company that contracts with government agencies to manage and administer government programs. Founded in 1975, Maximus specializes in public health, clinical services, appeals and independent medical reviews, eligibility and enrollment, and technology consulting services. Among the programs administered by Maximus are Medicare, Medicaid, welfare-to-work, and student loan services. At the federal, state, and local levels, Maximus allows governments to implement health and human service programs rapidly in different communities. With 39,000 employees, Maximus generates $4.35 billion in annual revenue.


On May 31, 2023, Maximus discovered that Progress Software Corporation had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information of individuals who participate in various government programs managed by Maximus may have been accessed. While the investigation is ongoing, Maximus determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer platform developed by Progress Software and used by Maximus. Maximus plans to contact individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Personal information
  • Social Security number
  • Protected health information

If you receive a breach notification letter from Maximus, Inc.:

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

If you were impacted by the Maximus 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 provided by Maximus, Inc.;
  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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