Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Big Brothers Big Sisters of America regarding its recent data breach. The Big Brothers Big Sisters data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 35,000 individuals.
ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA:
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization focused on creating and supporting one-to-one youth mentoring relationships. Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a variety of community-based and school-based programs that seek to improve children’s daily life, education, and relationships. Additionally, Big Brothers Big Sisters focuses on providing support and guidance to children of military families and children with incarcerated parents. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters has over 235 locations across the United States and has enrolled more than 2 million children over the past 10 years.2
In March 2023, Big Brothers Big Sisters discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Big Brothers Big Sisters determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information on or around March 28, 2023. On November 22, 2023, Big Brothers Big Sisters began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Financial information (e.g., payment card number, account number, account type, routing number)
- Email address and password
- Medical information
- Health insurance information
If you received a breach notification letter from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America:
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 Big Brothers Big Sisters data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America;
- 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.