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Accellion Data Breach

February 17, 2021 Data Breaches

Plaintiffs’ law firm, CaseyGerry is investigating a massive data breach that may have affected over 1.6 million individuals in Washington State, and more nationwide.

The data breach occurred in December of 2020 when the Accellion enterprise content firewall, a platform designed to protect against data breaches and minimize compliance violations from third parties, was infiltrated by an unauthorized third party.

Cyber criminals were able to gain access to data through the company’s flagship product, FTA which is a large file transfer product that, as the company stated in a recent press release, was “a 20 year old product nearing end-of life.”

The full impact of the breach is unknown; however, the public has been notified about one major organization that has been impacted.

The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) who used Accellion’s online platform, reported a series of cyberattacks from December 2020 through January 2021. The unauthorized party was able to access data files from the Washington Employment Security Department (ESD), the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families, and financial information and more from local government and state agencies.

Data from at least 1.6 million unemployment claims were compromised. The data compromised includes, names, social security numbers, driver license and/or state identification numbers, date of birth, bank information and employment history.

If you have been impacted by the Accellion data breach and have received notification of the breach you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact our attorneys at (619) 238-1811 to explore your legal rights.

CaseyGerry attorneys have over 74-years of experience successfully representing individuals who have been harmed by big business. In addition, we have extensive experience in data breach cases including high-profile class actions such as the Yahoo! Inc. data breaches, Citrix Inc. and more.