On September 9, 2015, Excellus announced a serious data breach affecting more than 10 million people. Personal information, including medical information, of its customers was stolen by hackers.
According to a letter sent to its customers, Excellus learned of a data breach on August 5, 2015 in which cyber attackers had executed a sophisticated attack and obtained sensitive information, including social security numbers and claim information. In addition, Excellus data breach investigators learned of an initial attack nearly two years earlier on December 23, 2013. The victims of this Excellus data breach include children.
Excellus has offered the services of Kroll to provide identity theft protection at no cost to the affected individuals for two years. The sensitive information obtained by the hackers, however, may continue to pose problems for the victims, especially children, well into the future.
Read more about the Excellus data breach in the Democrat and Chronicle.
Faraci Lange, LLP and Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. have filed a class action lawsuit seeking damages for all individuals who have been affected by the Excellus data breach.
Faraci Lange would like to provide the public with important information regarding protection against the Excellus data breach. Please read our Excellus Data Breach Information Document to learn more.