TRC Staffing Services Data Breach Impacts Identities of 159K Employees Featured

TRC Staffing’s failure to implement industry standard security measures enabled hackers to steal identities of 159k employees.

On May 24, 2024, TRC Staffing Services, Inc. d/b/a TRC Talent Solutions (“TRC”) filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine after discovering that an unknown actor gained access to portions of the company’s computer systems and stole personal identifying information belonging to 158,593 employees.

What Happened?

According to the notice of data breach, on or about April 12, 2024, TRC identified suspicious activity on certain computer systems that included the encryption of certain files. Upon discovery, TRC took steps to secure its environment and to launch an investigation into the nature and scope of the activity. TRC also notified federal law enforcement.

The investigation determined that an unknown actor gained access to certain systems between March 24, 2024 and April 12, 2024, and may have accessed or acquired information from these systems. On May 9, 2024, TRC determined that the data involved may have contained personal information related to 158,593 TRC employees.

What Information Was Stolen?

According to the notice of data breach, information stolen during the breach include –

  • Name
  • Social Security number

What is TRC Doing To Protect My Identity?

Per the notice of data breach, TRC offered that it is working to implement additional safeguards and training to its employees. It also encourages employees affected by the breach to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing their accounts and credit reports for suspicious activity.

TRC announced it is providing complimentary access to credit monitoring services for twelve (12) months, through CyEx, to individuals whose personal information was potentially affected by this incident.

What Can Hackers Do With My Information?

Stolen PII and PHI can be used to commit identity theft, open new credit accounts, make unauthorized purchases or obtain loans. Cyber-criminals have recently targeted America’s essential industries and in so doing have forced millions of Americans to face the fallout from these attacks.

Leaked or stolen data can be sold on the dark web forums and may be used for fraud and medical identity theft, a type of fraud, where threat actors use stolen information to submit forged claims to insurers.

Clients affected by the breach are exposed to a heightened and imminent risk of fraud and identity theft. They must now and in the future closely monitor their financial accounts to guard against identity theft and fraud.

If you receive a data breach notification from TRC, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options at no cost to you. For more information, please review these recommendations.

Protect Your Identity. Join the TRC Data Breach Class Action.

The lawsuit alleges that TRC Staffing Services breached its duties under common law and the Federal Trade Commission Act to implement reasonable security measures, comply with industry standards and federal data-security regulations, encrypt sensitive data, and provide adequate and timely notice of the breach.

If you receive a notification letter from TRC, you are at permanent risk of identity theft and the devastating financial and legal consequences that go along with it.

You may be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit to recover compensation for loss of privacy, time spent dealing with the breach, out-of-pocket costs, and more.

The lawsuit looks to cover anyone in the USA whose private information was compromised by the breach announced by TRC.

Please complete the below form shown on this page and a data breach attorney will contact you. There is no cost to you.



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