A cyber security data breach is the disclosure, often through illegal means, of sensitive, confidential or otherwise protected data. According to an industry report, nearly 471 million records were exposed by data breaches in the U.S. in 2018 alone. What does that mean for you? It means that your personal information—including everything from your Social Security to your debit card PIN to your health records—could have been exposed and targeted for a number of fraudulent purposes, especially identity theft. Once your information is in the hands of a cybercriminal, you are vulnerable to identity theft, making it possible for criminals to open credit cards or obtain loans in your name, ruining your credit rating.
If your personal, confidential information has been compromised, we can help
Businesses, including financial institutions who issue credit cards as well as those who accept them as a form of payment, have a responsibility to ensure that the information you provide to them is safe. Unfortunately, even large corporations and financial institutions with sophisticated data security systems have been hacked. Our consumer attorneys bring personal information security (infosec) suits as individual lawsuits or class actions on behalf of consumers—people like you—whose financial and other personal information was stolen and used for fraudulent purposes as the result of corporate hacking. A class action, in particular, allows you to join with others similarly harmed in obtaining compensation from a corporation whose inadequate security is responsible for the breach.
What is corporate hacking?
Particularly during the COVID-19 crisis, there has been a double or even triple increase in online shopping, banking and other services. And as corporations and health care, educational and other institutions shift their data storage off-site—the opportunity for corporate hacking increases. Corporate hacking is the deliberate, malicious activity perpetrated on a business’s network by cybercriminals with the intent of stealing confidential data, most often for illegal financial gain. As more businesses depend on the cloud for their data storage, they are more at risk for corporate hacking.
Steps we take to get you compensation and help restore your reputation and good credit
Our knowledgeable, skilled attorneys know that the backbone of your case starts with the solid evidence we get through a thorough investigation. This includes:
- Determining if an unlawful breach of your personal information has occurred.
- Assessing whether the security measures taken by the company whose confidential customer information was breached was adequate
- Identifying what steps were taken by the company to inform you and other customers of the breach, including whether they acted quickly enough.
- Identifying damages (losses) you and other customers may have suffered as a result of the breach.
The bottom line is this: When a company fails to exercise reasonable care to protect your personal and confidential information, they may be liable for harm you suffer when a data breach occurs.
What to expect when working with us in a data breach lawsuit
In addition to our experience as innovative leaders in complex litigation, we understand that when you have been subjected to financial and personal harm as the result of a data breach, you need to know that you’re working with a legal team you can trust. For more than four decades, we have offered our clients the peace-of-mind that comes with communication, client service and a track record of positive results.
Contact us today to discuss your data breach case and learn more about your options
We offer a no-charge consultation to evaluate your case and discuss your best course of action. To discuss your case with one of our skilled lawyers, please call us at 610.477.8380 or contact us at email@example.com.