Jackson Lewis PC is a law firm that works with a variety of customers providing legal services and guidance. The company recently suffered from a serious data loss that put some legal clients at risk. If you receive a notice from the company, you have been put at risk by this attack.
Unlike most security breaches, this Jackson Lewis breach was a physical attack that occurred in person. The attacker obtained multiple company hard drives from storage and stole the drives along with all the information contained within. The drives contained company data as well as data for some of the company's clients.
The hard drives were marked stolen on January 7, 2022. After that point, the attackers had access to all the information contained within and could use that data to commit fraudulent and harmful actions. There is no way to know how the information will be used by the attackers, but it's important to take steps to protect yourself if you're identified as being at risk.
The Jackson Lewis breach impacts company clients that had data held on those hard drives. The organization is sending letters to anyone identified as being at risk by the breach. If you get a notice, you should take steps to protect yourself. The company is offering complimentary identity protection services to anyone at risk, and you should use those services to monitor your credit closely.
The Jackson Lewis hard drives had thousands of documents on them, and some contained client data. There isn't an exact count for the files, but the legal company determined everyone at risk and is notifying them all.