Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The Sheffield Group and Sheffield Risk Management (collectively, “Sheffield”) regarding its recent data breach. The Sheffield data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT THE SHEFFIELD GROUP AND SHEFFIELD RISK MANAGEMENT:
Sheffield is a workers’ compensation provider based in Alabama. Founded in 1993 to serve members of the Sheffield Fund, Sheffield has become one of the premier workers’ compensation providers in Alabama, adept at covering accounts of all sizes, from small, minimum-premium accounts to larger, more sophisticated accounts.2 Today, Sheffield’s products and services include a monthly reporting payment plan and seamless renewal process that requires no action on the part of the agent.2 Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Sheffield has one location.
In April 2023, Sheffield 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, Sheffield determined that unauthorized actors may have accessed this sensitive information during a malware attack on or about April 21, 2023. On February 6, 2024, Sheffield began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Claims information
If you received a breach notification letter from Sheffield Risk Management:
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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield Risk Management:
- 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.