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Law Firm Investigates WD & Associates Data Breach

The data breach, may have potentially granted attackers unauthorized access to sensitive personal identifiable information stored on the WD's systems.

by Alan J May 29th, 2024

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Strauss Borrelli PLLC, a leading law firm known for handling data breach litigation, has launched an investigation into the recent WD & Associates data breach.

WDA, based in Rhode Island, is an employee benefits brokerage firm specializing in healthcare consulting. The company assists clients in making well-informed decisions about financial planning and employee benefits.

The incident may have exposed sensitive personally identifiable information and protected health information for an undetermined number of patients and other affected individuals.

WD & Associates Data Breach

WD & Associates provide a wide range of services including Employee Benefits, Safe Money Management, HR Consulting, Retirement Planning, IRA Rollovers, Actuarial Consulting, Risk Management, Business Consulting, Organizational Development. However, information from these services may be potentially compromised after a recent data breach.

The security incident occurred between February 1 and February 9, 2023, when an unauthorized actor accessed sensitive information stored on WDA systems. WD stated that it had taken immediate action to secure its network and launched an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the breach.

WDA began notifying potentially impacted individuals of the incident on May 24, 2024. The potentially exposed information includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Passport number
  • Financial account information
  • Medical information
  • Health insurance information

WD is offering 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring services through Experian to enrolled individuals. The company also stated that it would implement additional cybersecurity tools and review existing policies and procedures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

WD also stated that it had notified details about the investigation to relevant federal law enforcement and would notify relevant regulators, as legally required.

Strauss Borrelli PLLC Investigation Into Data Breach

The Strauss Borrelli PPLC Law firm announced on it’s site that it would be interested in discussing further rights and potential legal remedies with the individuals who received the recent data breach notification letter from WD & Associates, Inc.

Individuals can contact the law firm through their number 872.263.1100 or e-mail address . Individuals should also remain vigilant against identity theft and fraud by regularly reviewing account statements, explanation of benefits, and monitoring free credit reports for suspicious activity.

Additionally, U.S. consumers are legally entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus(Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion). To request a free credit report, visit http://www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228. Consumers also have the option to place a fraud alert or implement credit freeze on their credit file at no cost.

Suspicious activity should be reported promptly to relevant parties, including insurance companies, healthcare providers, and financial institutions. WD & Associates affirmed its commitment to protecting the privacy and security of its clients’ information and that the company would continue to provide updates and further information as soon as they become available.

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