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  • $115M Anthem Data Breach Class Action Settlement Reached
    Santa Clara, CA: A $115 million settlement has been reached in the Anthem data breach class action. The lawsuit was brought by 80 million consumers who had their personal data compromised in the massive 2015 data breach. The settlement is the largest on record for a data breach class action lawsuit. Under the terms of the deal, the funds will be u...
  • $25M Settlement Reached in Home Depot Data Breach Class Action
    Santa Clara, CA: A $25 million settlement has been reached between Home Depot and financial institutions who brought a class action against the home hardware retailer alleging it was negligent in preventing a massive data breach in 2014. The putative class action alleged that the data breach compromised 56 million credit and debit card numbers of...
  • Premera Blue Cross Reports Data Breach of 11 Million Accounts
    Los Angeles, CA: As many as 11 million people may have suffered exposure of the medical and financial information as a result of a massive data breach on health insurer Premera Blue Cross. The cyber attack is alleged to have begun in May 2014, with hackers accessing claims data including clinical information, as well as bank account and social securi...
  • Equifax Data Breach Liability
    Washington, DC: Equifax Inc, is facing several lawsuits over its recent and enormous data breach, which affects nearly half of the population in the US. One of the largest data breaches in US history, the credit reporting agency only revealed in September that hackers had accessed about 143 million US consumers’ names, Social Security numb...
  • Aetna to Pay $17M in HIV Data Theft Class Action Lawsuit
    Santa Cruz, CA: A $17,161,200 settlement, affecting some 12,000 insurance beneficiaries, has been reached in a data theft class action lawsuit against Aetna. The plaintiffs allege that Aetna, through their negligence, exposed private information on clients’ HIV status. The complaint, filed six months after initial reports of the data breach...
  • Zappos Reaches Data Breach Settlement with Nine States
    Los Angeles, CA: Zappos.com Inc. has reached a settlement in a data breach class action filed by nine states. The clothing retailer announced a no-fault assurance of voluntary compliance settlement of enforcement actions related to the hacking which was made public in January 2012. The data hack affected 24 million customers, whose personal inform...
  • AT&T Confirms Data Breach
    Jun-21-14 New York, NY In a year filled with data breaches and data breach lawsuits, even one more data breach story can seem like too much. With each new store, restaurant or communications company that announces a breach, customers wonder if their personal information is ever truly safe. Data breach lawsuits, alleging companies have not done enough to protect...
  • TJX Data, TJX agrees to pay Visa and Fifth Third Bank a $41 million settlement for a massive data breach
    Boston, MA: (Nov-30-07) Visa and Fifth Third Bank brought charges against TJX, over a massive data breach. As part of a settlement reached TJX agreed to pay as much as $41 million in a settlement with Visa and the bank that processes TJX's credit card payments over the data breach. Sources claimed that the Framingham-based discount retailer stated that the...
  • $3M AvMed Data Breach Class Action Settlement Finalized
    Miami, FL: Final approval of a $3 million settlement has just been granted, ending a long-running data breach class action pending against health insurance provider AvMed. Filed in 2009, the lawsuit alleged that sensitive data from 1.2 million records had been breached from unencrypted laptops. Among the settlement terms is the stipulation that...
  • Wendy’s Data Breach Bigger Than Thought
    Jun-24-16 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...
  • UCLA Data Breach Lawsuit Legal News and Information
    Patients of UCLA Health System Auxiliary have filed a data breach lawsuit , alleging UCLA Health failed to properly secure personal medical information. The lawsuit alleges the UCLA Health data breach potentially exposed the personal information of up to 4.5 million patients. UCLA Data Breach In July 2015, UCLA Health System announced...
  • Plaintiffs Allege Data Breach by Boston Medical Center, Lawsuit to Go Ahead
    Apr-8-16 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...
  • Target Settles MasterCard Data Breach Lawsuit
    Apr-25-15 New York, NY Target and MasterCard have announced a settlement in lawsuits following the massive 2013 Target data breach . The settlement will see Target set aside up to $19 million to reimburse banks and credit unions affected by the data hack. Target has also announced a settlement with consumers affected by the accessing of private customer informati...
  • Michaels “Possible” Data Breach
    Jan-25-14 Irving, TX With consumers still reeling from Target and Nieman-Marcus data breaches , Michaels, the biggest arts and crafts retailer in the US, says its computer system that processes payment cards may have suffered a “data security attack”. In a statement issued Saturday by the retailer's CEO Chuck Rubin, Michaels has learned of "possi...
  • AT&T to Pay $25M to Settle Massive Data Breach Lawsuit
    New York, NY: AT&T will pay $25 million to resolve claims the phone carrier failed to adequately safeguard personal data of approximately 300,000 customers. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the settlement of its data breach lawsuit this week. The data was stolen from call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines. ...
  • Lawsuits Mounting in Target Data Breach Case
    Feb-8-14 Charlotte, NC As regulators look into what caused the recent Target data breach and banks and Target fight over who is to blame for the financial fallout, consumers are filing Target data breach lawsuits, alleging they were harmed by the breach, including having their debit and/or credit account information sold illegally. Meanwhile, banks and credit u...
  • If the Feds Can Get Hacked in a Data Breach, How Safe Are We?
    Feb-4-16 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. Disgruntled plaintiffs - Mary Woo among them - who assumed the federal government...
  • Uber Wins Data Breach Lawsuit; T-Mobile Faces Lawsuit of Its Own
    Oct-20-15 San Francisco, CA: Uber has been handed a victory in the courts, winning dismissal of a proposed class-action lawsuit concerning a massive data breach . The lawsuit was dismissed by a judge in San Francisco, who ruled the plaintiff had not properly shown Uber was at fault in the data breach. Although the judge dismissed the lawsuit, attorneys were given...
  • The Fallout from a Data Breach
    Jan-2-16 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 o...
  • Target Data Breach: Nearly 100 Million Consumers Affected
    Jan-11-14 New York, NY The Target Data Breach, first believed to affect 70 million consumers, is now up to 100 million victims, making this cyber attack the country’s biggest data breach crime against a single retailer. A Target spokesperson announced January 10 that, in addition to the original 40 million customers hit by hackers, the personal informat...
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