On October 6, 2022, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company filed a notice of data breach with the Texas Attorney General after an unauthorized party gained access to confidential consumer information entrusted to the company. According to MassMutual, the breach resulted in certain individuals’ names, addresses, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, state identification numbers, and financial account information being compromised. Recently, MassMutual sent out letters to all affected parties, informing them of the incident and what they can do to protect themselves from identity theft and other scams.
If your information was leaked in the MassMutual data breach, the unfortunate reality is that you are now at increased risk of identity theft and other scams. As we discussed in a previous postWhile there is no guarantee that your information will not be used for criminal purposes, it is important to take timely precautions against unauthorized activity. Otherwise, you risk joining the millions of Americans who spend months solving identity theft cases.
What we know about the Massachusetts mutual life insurance breach
The information available regarding the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance breach comes from the company’s filing with the Texas Attorney General. However, MassMutual has not publicly released the letters it sent to victims of the data breach, nor has it posted a notice of the incident on its website. As a result, there is currently limited information regarding the breach by MassMutual.
However, according to Texas AG’s Data Breaches page, MassMutual’s data breach resulted in leaking the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, state identification numbers, and financial account information of an estimated 1,472 Texas residents. And because MassMutual does business across the country, chances are the total US casualties are much higher.
On October 6, 2022, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance sent out data breach letters to anyone whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Founded in 1851, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company is one of the nation’s largest insurance and financial services companies. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers a wide range of insurance, retirement and investment products. As of 2022, Forbes ranked MassMutual #100 of the 500 largest companies by revenue. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance employs more than 9,974 people and has annual revenues of approximately $23 billion.