Data Breach Lawyer
Data breaches compromise your valuable personal information and can put your finances and personal reputation in jeopardy. When this breach is due to the intentional or reckless behavior of others, you deserve to be compensated for your losses.
What is a Data Breach?
A data breach can happen in a variety of ways. With a breach of your financial information, often your account numbers are stolen. This can result in a host of problems including fraudulent use of your bank account and credit cards. A data breach of your personal information including your social security number can also open you up to identity theft issues.
Data breaches can occur when:
- Someone gives access to a company computer or database;
- A hacker breaks into a company server;
- A hacker using an email phishing scheme to obtain personal information;
- Employees participate in a scheme and provide passwords to hackers for compensation.
If you have been a victim of a data breach, we understand how frustrating this can be. It is important to come speak with us at your first opportunity, so we can assess your case and help to immediately mitigate the damages to your personal information. Moving forward we will pursue justice on your behalf and hold the identity thieves responsible for the damage that have caused.
Class Action Data Breach Lawsuits
You would probably be surprised how many companies have your personal information. We often hear of these stories in the news, where very large companies have experienced a data breach, and millions of customers have had their information exposed. When we give our personal information, we trust these companies to keep it safe. When a company fails to keep this information safely and responsibly, a data breach could expose you to the very real threat of identity theft and fraud. These companies have an obligation to take all necessary precautions to protect your personal information from exposure. When they act negligently or carelessly with your information, they need to be held accountable for their actions.
What to Do if Your Personal Information Has Been Breached
Credit card numbers: If your credit card numbers have been exposed, you should monitor all credit card accounts closely. If you see unusual activity, contact the fraud department immediately. It may be a good idea to cancel your existing card and getting a new one.
Social security number: Do not give any information out to anyone who calls you, particularly when they say they have your social security number. Closely monitor your credit report and consider using a fraud alert on your accounts.
Driver’s license number: Contact the DMV and report a theft. They may suggest that you obtain a new license.
Computer passwords/login information: Change all your passwords.
Remember that if you have experienced a data breach, you have a right to hold companies responsible for their negligence. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss your case and create an action plan moving forward. We understand how frustrating these situations are, and we are here to help. Call us today at (202) 626-4486.