I got a letter today from the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll informing me of a “data event” in which my name and SSN may have been accessed. How nice of them to let me know. They’ve offered me 2 years of credit monitoring from Equifax to say they’re sorry.
At first I didn’t understand why they would even have my information, then a quick google provided the answer: Cohen Milstein is the firm that filed the class action suit against Equifax for the big 2017 data breach. They have my information because I signed on for the class action hoping for a small tiny chunk of the settlement (which will likely end up being $0 anyway).
So, because I registered for the class action suit over a data breach, my data gets stolen again. And, as recompense, they offer me credit monitoring from the company that got hacked in the first place. As the title says, oh, the irony.