Hagens Berman Investigating Washington-Based Debt Collection Company for Data Breach Affecting 3.7 Million People
SEATTLE – Seattle law firm Hagens Berman has launched an investigation into a data breach of local debt collection company Receivables Performance Management LLC (RPM) that reportedly compromised the names and Social Security numbers of 3.7 million individuals. The law firm’s legal team boasts a former federal prosecutor in cybercrime.
The Lynnwood, Wash. based company was first breached on Apr. 8, 2021, when an unauthorized party gained access to its systems. A ransomware attack on the company followed on May 12, 2021, when files containing sensitive consumer data were accessible to the unauthorized party. Only on Nov. 21, 2022, more than 18 months later, did RPM notify affected individuals.
“The information left vulnerable to hackers during this ransomware attack and data breach is highly sensitive and put millions of people at risk of identity theft and years of damaging fraud, financial loss and hardship that comes with an incident of stolen identity,” said Tom Loeser, a Hagens Berman partner and former federal prosecutor in the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. “We believe RPM’s callous data security protocols and 18-month delay in publicizing this data breach have devastated those affected, and we urge anyone who has been notified by mail to contact us about their rights.”
“RPM will likely attempt to diminish the severity of its data breach, but Washington residents should know that when their name and Social Security numbers are leaked to bad actors, they deserve swift payback,” Loeser said.
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