Data Breach Articles
September 28, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: With so many data breaches occurring in the last several years, and given the vulnerability of heretofore impenetrable platforms such as hospitals and even the federal government, experts advocate that given the increasing sophistication of hackers it’s only a matter of time before the next one. That leaves most Americans waiting for the other shoe, and the next data breach lawsuit, to drop.Read [ Massive Yahoo Data Breach Revealed, Class Actions Pop Up Next Day ]
July 15, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA: A data breach lawsuit has sprouted up in California, alleging that a phishing scam has resulted in the hacking of wage and tax forms belonging to some 21,000 employees in 13 states.Read [ Data Breach Class-Action Lawsuit Sprouts in California ]
June 24, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Columbus, OH: The Wendy's data breach may be much bigger than originally thought, according to reports. Unfortunately, Wendy’s so far isn’t giving a lot of information about how much bigger the breach is or where the stores involved are located. As a result, customers are left wondering if their personal information has been compromised in the data breach.Read [ Wendy’s Data Breach Bigger Than Thought ]
May 11, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: A new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows that data breach complaints are on the rise. In the report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (2/16), the FTC notes that complaints about identity theft increased 47 percent in 2015, likely helped by a number of high-profile data breaches. Consumers have filed lawsuits against companies they allege have failed to adequately protect their personal, confidential information.Read [ Data Breach Complaints on the Rise ]
April 8, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Of all the potential data breaches that could lead to headache, heartbreak, identity theft and a data breach lawsuit, perhaps the most damning and potentially embarrassing breach is the unlawful access of medical records. With more hospitals and health care facilities archiving and making medical records available electronically, the risks for those records falling into the wrong hands increases exponentially with increased availability of data and heightened sophistication on the part of criminals.Read [ Plaintiffs Allege Data Breach by Boston Medical Center, Lawsuit to Go Ahead ]
March 4, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: A report from the Federal Trade Commission indicates that complaints about identity theft increased 47 percent in 2015 over 2014. As more organizations become victims of data breaches, more consumers are exposed to a risk of identity theft. Consumers are fighting back, filing lawsuits against the companies and organizations they trust with their personal information, but critics say organizations and regulators are not doing enough to protect consumers.Read [ Identity Theft Complaints on the Rise ]
February 4, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Mary Woo is just one of some 21.5 million Americans whom the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) estimate were affected in some way by a massive data breach that hit the OPM, and is considered the largest hack of its kind suffered by the US Government.Read [ If the Feds Can Get Hacked in a Data Breach, How Safe Are We? ]
January 2, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: The fallout from a data breach can be massive in scope, as evidenced by the millions of people affected when their personal information is illegally accessed. Some cases involve stolen card numbers and consumers who allege their credit cards were used illegally. But other cases involve identity theft, where consumers don’t find out until later that their information has been used to make big purchases or access large sums of money. The problem, data breach lawsuits allege, is that companies simply don’t take protection of customer information seriously.Read [ The Fallout from a Data Breach ]
December 16, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Two large-scale data breach settlements have been announced, one involving Home Depot lawsuits and the other involving claims made by the Federal Trade Commission against Wyndham Hotels. Both involved situations in which hackers illegally obtained the payment information of customers, with plaintiffs alleging serious failures on the part of the defendants. In recent years, lawsuits have been filed against numerous companies alleging those companies failed to adequately protect personal information.Read [ Data Breach Settlements Announced ]
November 13, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: As data breaches prove a continuing threat in an increasingly fluid online world where everyone has a presence, previous data breaches having resulted in lawsuits are duking it out in the nation’s courts. To that end, a sizable putative class of banks currently embroiled in a lawsuit with Home Depot over a massive data breach from 2014 is unhappy with a stance the defendant has taken as the Home Depot data breach lawsuit continues to percolate.Read [ The Home Depot Inc. Seeks to Have Data Breach Lawsuit Dismissed ]
- Trump Hotels Hit with Data Breach Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Oct-31-15)
- Uber Wins Data Breach Lawsuit; T-Mobile Faces Lawsuit of Its Own By Heidi Turner (Oct-20-15)
- Authority of FTC Over Cyber Security and Data Breaches Upheld By Gordon Gibb (Sep-24-15)
- More Patient Information Reportedly Compromised By Heidi Turner (Sep-6-15)
- Ashley Madison Data Breach Class Action Proposed in Missouri By Gordon Gibb (Aug-23-15)
- UCLA Health Should Wake Up and Smell Too Many Data Breaches By Jane Mundy (Aug-17-15)
- Millions Potentially Affected by Premera Data Breach By Heidi Turner (Aug-13-15)
- First Car-Hacking Class Action Filed against Ford, GM and Toyota By Brenda Craig (Jul-25-15)
- In the Latest Data Breach, Ashley Madison Cheating Site Gets Screwed By Gordon Gibb (Jul-23-15)
- UCLA and CVS Report Data Breaches By Lucy Campbell (Jul-17-15)
- Premera Data Breach Victim Facing False Tax Return Joins Premera Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Jul-12-15)
- Premera Data Breach Lawyer: Companies Must Face Consequences for Failing to Protect Identifying Information By Heidi Turner (Jul-10-15)
- Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Results in Several Lawsuits, Class Actions By Gordon Gibb (Jul-6-15)
- Second US Government Data Breach Could Affect 14 Million By Gordon Gibb (Jun-14-15)
- Home Depot Data Breach Lawsuit Alleges Complacency to Blame By Heidi Turner (May-24-15)
- $10 Million Target Data Breach Settlement Proposed By Gordon Gibb (May-14-15)
- Target Settles MasterCard Data Breach Lawsuit By Heidi Turner (Apr-25-15)
- Target Corp. on Target with $10 Million Data Breach Settlement By Gordon Gibb (Apr-11-15)
- Never, Never Give Anyone Your Password, Ever! By Brenda Craig (Mar-30-15)
- Consumers Count on Corporations to Keep Their Data Secure By Gordon Gibb (Mar-23-15)
- Cyber Security Expert Says Employees Need to Stop Opening the Door to Strangers By Brenda Craig (Mar-18-15)
- Two New Data Breaches Put Consumer Information at Risk By Heidi Turner (Mar-10-15)
- Increasingly Savvy Hackers Snatched Billions of Dollars in Data By Brenda Craig (Feb-24-15)
- Sony Attempts to Toss Data Breach Lawsuits By Gordon Gibb (Feb-12-15)
- Target Data Breach Class Action Gets Approval By Heidi Turner (Jan-24-15)
- More Lawsuits Filed in Home Depot Data Breach By Heidi Turner (Dec-18-14)
- More Bad News surrounding Home Depot Data Breach By Gordon Gibb (Nov-12-14)
- Could Target’s Position with Banks Be a Sign of Things to Come? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-24-14)
- Days after Massive Home Depot Data Breach, Lawsuits Are Filed By Gordon Gibb (Sep-16-14)
- P.F. Chang’s Victim of Data Breach By Heidi Turner (Aug-22-14)
- Plaintiffs Holding Hospital’s Feet to the Fire Over Data Breach By Gordon Gibb (Jul-17-14)
- AT&T Confirms Data Breach By Heidi Turner (Jun-21-14)
- The White Knight of the Wired World By Brenda Craig (May-22-14)
- Target CEO Steps Down in Wake of Data Breach By Gordon Gibb (May-11-14)
- Number of Data Breach Incidents Expected to Grow By Heidi Turner (Apr-28-14)
- US Attorney General Seeks National Standard for Data Breach Disclosure By Gordon Gibb (Mar-12-14)
- Following Suit: Data Breach Updates By Lucy Campbell (Feb-11-14)
- Lawsuits Mounting in Target Data Breach Case By Heidi Turner (Feb-8-14)
- The Debate Over the Cost of Cyber Theft By Brenda Craig (Feb-7-14)
- Michaels “Possible” Data Breach By Jane Mundy (Jan-25-14)