Sequoia Benefits and Insurance Services LLC and Sequoia One PEO, LLC Data Breach Investigation
Lowey Dannenberg is investigating claims for violations of the common law and state consumer protection statutes by Sequoia Benefits and Insurance Services LLC (“Sequoia Benefits”) and Sequoia One PEO, LLC (“Sequoia One”) (collectively “Sequoia”), as a result of a data breach involving Social Security numbers, COVID test results or vaccine cards, and other sensitive personal information.
What Happened and What Information Was Involved:
Sequoia Benefits is a human resources and payroll software company that offers platforms to integrate consumer data insights. Sequoia One is a professional employer organization (“PEO”) that provides outsourced human resources, benefits management, and payroll services to venture-backed companies.
Beginning on December 2, 2022, Sequoia began notifying affected individuals that it recently became aware of an unauthorized party that may have accessed a cloud storage system that contained personal information provided in connection with the company’s services to its clients, including employers, or, if a dependent, a family member’s employer. According to Sequoia, unauthorized access of information in a cloud storage system occurred between September 22 and October 6, 2022.
Sequoia conducted a forensic review which found that the unauthorized party may have been able to access personal information provided in connection with employee benefits, including:
- Dates of birth
- Marital status
- Employment status
- Social Security numbers
- Email addresses
- Wage data for benefits
- Identification or benefit cards that an individual may have uploaded
- Attachments (if any) provided by individuals for the use of Sequoia advocate services in relation to insurance claims
- Any COVID test results or vaccine cards that individuals may have uploaded to the Sequoia system
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