Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Kestra Financial, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Kestra Financial data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT KESTRA FINANCIAL, INC.:
Kestra Financial, located in Austin, Texas, is the parent company of Kestra Investment Services, LLC, Kestra Advisory Services, LLC, Kestra Private Wealth Services LLC, and Kestra Institutional Services, LLC. Kestra Financial provides retail broker-dealer and registered investment advisory services through independent contractor financial advisors, advisors employed by its affiliates and their respective offices.
On January 16, 2024, Kestra Financial discovered that one of its independent contractor offices experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal information may have been accessed and acquired. The incident investigation determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed this sensitive information on or around January 10, 2024. On January 26, 2024, Kestra Financial began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information potentially exposed has not been made publicly available by Kestra Financial. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license or state issued ID number
- Financial information (e.g., financial account number, credit or debit card number)
If you received a breach notification letter from Kestra Financial, 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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Kestra Financial 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 Kestra Financial, Inc.:
- 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.