Seagate To Settle Phishing Scam With $5.75M In-Kind Deal

Law360, New York (July 27, 2017, 8:39 PM EDT) -- Seagate Technologies LLC has agreed to a settlement that includes services valued at $5.75 million to end a proposed class action brought by workers who say that 12,000 employees and employee relatives suffered harm after a data phishing incident last year, according to a settlement proposal filed in California federal court Thursday.

Every employee of the data storage company, and their associated relatives, whose W-2 tax forms were stolen by hackers will get two years of Experian's ProtectMyID identity theft protection, valued at $20 per month, according to the proposal, and be eligible for up to $3,500 for all out-of-pocket costs...

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