On May 5, 2023, PRGX Global, Inc. (“PRGX”) filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine after discovering that an unauthorized party was able to access confidential consumer data stored on the company’s computer network. Based on the company’s official filing, the incident resulted in an unauthorized party gaining access to consumers’ names, Social Security numbers and financial account information. After confirming that consumer data was leaked, PRGX began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals who were impacted by the recent data security incident.
If you received a data breach notification from PRGX Global, Inc., it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. As we’ve previously discussed in similar posts, data breaches that result in your Social Security number ending up in the hands of hackers significantly increase your risk of identity theft and other frauds. However, there are steps you can take to reduce these risks, and, if it turns out that PRGX was negligent in how it stored or maintained your information, you may be eligible to bring a data breach lawsuit against the company. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft and what your legal options are in the wake of the PRGX Global data breach, consider reaching out to a data breach lawyer.
What We Know So Far About the PRGX Global Breach
News of the PRGX Global data breach is still fresh; however, what we know at this point comes from the company’s filing with the Attorney General of Maine. According to this source, on April 9, 2022, portions of PRGX’s computer system became inaccessible. In response, PRGX secured its computer network and launched an investigation into the incident with the assistance of data security specialists.
The PRGX investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party was able to view and potentially download certain files from the company’s network between April 8, 2022 and April 9, 2022. The company later determined that some of the affected files contained confidential consumer information.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was made available to an unauthorized party, PRGX Global began to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number and financial account information.
On May 5, 2023, PRGX Global sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
More Information About PRGX Global, Inc.
Founded in 1970, PRGX Global, Inc. is a business services company based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company provides global recovery audit and spend analytics services and consulting services to companies in the media, banking, telecom, utilities, oil & gas, manufacturing, retail and consumer goods industries. PRGX Global employs more than 1,500 people and generates approximately $41 million in annual revenue.