Grant Thornton
Data Breach Class Action

September 20, 2023 -- Attention: victims of the Grant Thornton data breach.

Global professional Services firm Grant Thornton recently revealed that it has been the target of a data security incident that resulted in the potential exposure and exfiltration of certain personally identifiable information.

According to Grant Thornton, on or around May 1, 2023, it became aware that an unauthorized external entity might have accessed an employee's email account. Grant Thornton claims that immediately after discovering the potential breach, the company initiated an in-house inquiry and also hired a cybersecurity forensics team to further investigate the matter. The investigation's findings indicated that from April 19 to May 1, 2023, the external entity had the capability to view emails (and their attached files) in the employee's account.

As a result of the data breach, Grant Thornton is offering 12 months of an identity monitoring service to those individuals whose personally identifiable information was potentially exposed and exfiltrated during the data breach. In addition, Grant Thornton has stated that it is taking additional measures to reduce the likelihood of future data breaches.

Approximately 6,200 individuals were affected by the Grant Thornton data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: social security numbers.

For more information about steps you can take to possibly reduce the chances harm arising from a data breach, please review the following article: What are some steps you can take if you've been the victim of a data breach?

Additional information about the Grant Thornton data breach may be found here: Grant Thornton Data Breach Notification.

Grant Thornton is one of the world's largest networks of independent advisory, tax, and assurance firms. It is part of an organization of firms with offices in over 130 countries and tens of thousands of employees worldwide. Grant Thornton's clients include not-for-profit entities, government agencies, as well as privately and publicly held companies.

Like other professional services firms, Grant Thornton provides services such as audit and assurance, tax advisory, business consulting, risk management, and more. The firm is part of the "next tier" of accounting firms, often seen as just below the "Big Four" (Deloitte, PwC, EY, and KPMG) in terms of size and market share.

If you believe you are a victim of the Grant Thornton data breach, and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit regarding this data breach, please submit your information via the form on this webpage. This website is not associated with nor authorized by Grant Thornton or any affiliated companies.