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Seagate Technology Employee/Dependent Data Breach Settlement

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Seagate is settling a class action related to a phishing attack that occurred on or around March 1, 2016. The attack exposed the 2015 Form W-2 data of employees who worked for Seagate or certain affiliated companies during 2015. According to the complaint, fraudulent tax returns were filed in some employees’ names, sometimes jointly in their spouses’ names as well. At the time of the data breach, Seagate offered employees two years of free credit protection through Experian’s ProtectMyID plan. This settlement offers to extend that protection by two years, offer protection to spouses and qualifying adult dependents, and provide reimbursement for certain expenses incurred as a result of the breach.

Docket Number: 
3:16-cv-01958-RS
Company: 
Seagate Technology
Class Period: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
Filing Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Objection Deadline: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Exclusion Deadline: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Final Approval Hearing: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Seagate Building