Murphy Law Firm is investigating claims on behalf of all individuals whose personal and confidential information was potentially compromised in the data breach involving California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”). On June 6, 2023, CalPERS learned that unauthorized actors had gained access to its customers sensitive information. The unauthorized access occurred through the use of the MOVEit transfer tool used by CalPERS’ third-party service provider, PBI Research Services. According to a forensic investigation, it was determined that the cybercriminals accessed and even downloaded files containing the stored personal information of approximately 769,000 individuals. The personal information accessed and downloaded by cybercriminals in the data breach, includes:
As a result of the data breach, these individuals’ personal and highly confidential information may be in the hands of cybercriminals who can place the information for sale on the dark web or use the information to perpetrate identity fraud.
Murphy Law Firm is evaluating legal options, including a potential class action lawsuit, to recover damages for individuals who were affected by the data breach.