Seagate Gets Initial OK For $5.7M Worker Phishing Settlement

Law360, New York (October 20, 2017, 4:30 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge gave his initial blessing Thursday to Seagate Technology LLC’s settlement that includes services valued at $5.75 million and resolves litigation over a 2016 data phishing incident that allegedly affected about 12,000 employees and their close relatives.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg granted preliminary approval to the deal, which will see every current and former employee of the data-storage company whose W-2 tax forms were stolen by hackers, as well as the family members listed on those filings, get two years of Experian identity theft protection, valued at $19.99 per month.

Class members will also be eligible for...

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