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Pacific Guardian
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

April 5, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the Pacific Guardian data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the data breach recently announced by Pacific Guardian.

On September 5, 2023, Pacific Guardian detected unusual activities in its email system and engaged external cybersecurity experts to commence a thorough investigation. This proactive measure led to the discovery that an unauthorized entity might have accessed or obtained data from Pacific Guardian's systems on August 25, 2023. An examination of the implicated data was undertaken by Pacific Guardian to ascertain the nature of the information compromised and the individuals affected. By March 5, 2024, Pacific Guardian had gathered enough information to conclude that the data breach potentially involved sensitive personal data.

Pacific Guardian has informed federal law enforcement agencies about the data breach. Additionally, Pacific Guardian is undertaking the necessary steps to alert relevant state regulatory bodies as required and has also informed the major credit reporting agencies, including Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, about the data breach through official communications.

Immediately upon recognizing the breach, Pacific Guardian claims it expedited the investigation and mitigation process, evaluated the integrity of its IT infrastructure, and set out to determine the individuals at risk. Efforts are purportedly underway to enhance security measures and to boost employee awareness and training regarding cybersecurity.

As a result of the data breach, Pacific Guardian is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 167,000 individuals were affected by the Pacific Guardian data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: names, Social Security numbers, and financial account data.

Additional information about the Pacific Guardian data breach may be found here: Pacific Guardian Data Breach Notification, and here: Pacific Guardian Notice of Data Event.

Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, Pacific Guardian stands as a versatile insurance provider, offering a wide array of products designed to cater to the specific needs of individuals, families, and corporate clients. Its portfolio encompasses life insurance options featuring secure benefits, consistent premiums, and the potential for cash value accumulation, targeting those in search of dependable financial protection over the long haul. For employers, Pacific Guardian tailors temporary disability insurance (TDI) solutions that are not only scalable and customizable but also align with local legislative guidelines, ensuring a perfect fit for varied enterprise requirements. The company also serves the real estate market by supplying commercial financing solutions for clients interested in acquiring or refinancing investment properties, demonstrating its adaptability and broad market appeal.

The Pacific Guardian Website may have additional information about or provide periodic updates regarding the data breach.

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?

If you believe you are a victim of the Pacific Guardian 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 Pacific Guardian or any affiliated companies.