PBI Research Services is a leader in population management-related services. The company specializes in death audits, finding life insurance beneficiaries, and more insurance and benefits-related services. The company manages data for countless insurance and pension programs and holds personal and health-related data for this purpose. The company was recently breached, losing vast amounts of user data in the process.
PBI Research utilizes MOVEit file transfer services for its customers. These services were recently breached, enabling hackers to take data when connected to their databases. This breach resulted in lost information for over 100 businesses, including PBI Research and all the companies connected to it.
The breach is suspected to have occurred near the end of May. It was discovered on June 2, and notices are still going out to the people impacted by it.
Individuals whose pension and other services are managed by Pension Benefits Information LLC were put at risk and potentially had their data stolen by the recent breach. It's not a guarantee that everyone lost data, but many people did.
We don't know the number of files involved in the PBI research breach. We only know that more than 370,000 people were involved and compromised. Personal data was lost for each of those people, putting them at real risk. If you receive a notice from the company, you are eligible for 24 months of credit monitoring protection. Use this to guard your data.