Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia regarding its recent data breach. The Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF GEORGIA:
Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia administers the fund from which teachers in Georgia’s public schools, employees of the University system of Georgia, and certain other employees in educational- related work receive retirement benefits. Accordingly, Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia offers a defined benefit retirement plan (401A) which guarantees a monthly benefit based on members’ final average salary and service. In accordance with laws enacted by the Georgia Legislature, Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia manages the retirement accounts of 277,000 active members and pays a monthly benefit to 137,000 retired members and survivors. Each year, the Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia retiree payroll exceeds $5.4 billion.
On May 29, 2023, PBI Research Services, a third-party vender of Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia, discovered that it experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information of Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia retirees and beneficiaries may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer platform used by Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia between May 29 and May 30, 2023. Recently, Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia posted a notice of the breach on its website and began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Teacher’s Retirement System ID number
If you receive a breach notification letter from Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia or PBI Research Services:
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 Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia 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 PBI Research Services on behalf of Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia;
- 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.