Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating ChildNet Youth and Family Services, Inc., which does business as ChildNet, regarding its recent data breach. The ChildNet data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 1,000 individuals.
ABOUT CHILDNET YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, INC. D/B/A CHILDNET:
ChildNet is a private, non-profit organization that provides social, emotional, and educational services to disadvantaged youth and their families. Accordingly, ChildNet serves upwards of 12,000 clients annually. Founded in 1970 by a group of Long Beach leaders, ChildNet started as a single youth home that served, on average, 100 boys annually. Headquartered in Long Beach, California ChildNet operates seven locations throughout five counties in the state of California
On June 26, 2023, ChildNet 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, ChildNet determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed sensitive information maintained by a third-party vendor, Paycom, on or around April 24, 2023. On July 14, 2023, ChildNet began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
· Social Security number
If you received a breach notification letter from ChildNet:
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 ChildNet 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 ChildNet Youth and Family Services, Inc. d/b/a ChildNet;
- 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.