LAZ Parking Data Breach Lawsuit | Stolen Social Security Numbers and Financial Information
On March 16, the Office of the Vermont Attorney General posted a letter sent from LAZ Parking to consumers to alert them about a data breach that compromised their Social Security Number, Driver’s License information, and Financial Account Numbers. According to the letter, the Data Breach was discovered on December 1, 2020:
On December 1, 2020, we discovered that an unauthorized party accessed some of LAZ’s computer systems and employee email accounts. We took immediate steps to secure our system and accounts, began an investigation, and a cybersecurity firm was engaged to assist. We conducted a thorough review of the files that were accessed. The review, completed on January 13, 2020, identified some information may have been accessed or acquired from our system between November 25, 2020 and December 1, 2020, including your full name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, and financial account number ending in XXXX.
Data breaches occur when unauthorized parties gain access to private information. It can be the result of a cyberattack that exposes a corporation’s databases, in which personal and financial information from employees can be compromised. This can lead to a number of problems, including identity theft.
Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway represents consumers in lawsuits against corporations around the world that fail to adequately safeguard customer information. If you’ve been notified of the LAZ Parking Data Breach, please contact Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online contact form or by calling 314-833-4827 for a FREE Consultation.
What is a Data Breach?
A data breach means that private/confidential information is accessed and/or exposed by unauthorized people or organizations. The information acquired from data breaches can include name, login information, passwords, e-mail and physical addresses, credit card numbers, etc. In some instances, it can even include Social Security numbers.
Companies and institutions storing data for consumers have a legal obligation to keep it secure and inaccessible to third parties. They can be held liable for failing to keep your information safe. If LAZ Parking failed to adequately safeguard your personal and financial information, please contact Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online contact form or by calling 314-833-4827 for a FREE Consultation.
Data Breach: Why LAZ Parking?
LAZ Parking manages more than 1.2 million parking spaces in over 400 cities around the country. These parking spaces are for office buildings, retail parking, event parking, residential parking, and others. LAZ parking customers in any of these sectors may have had their information stolen. Typically, stolen information is sold on the internet, putting victims at risk for years after the initial breach.
Compliance Week notes that “cyber-breaches have increased 300 percent since 2011”, according to a report by Audit Analytics, which also shows that “cyber-breach disclosures fell in 2020 for the first time in five years.”
Most vulnerable data: The Audit Analytics report alerts companies to what general financial and personal information hackers often seek. The most common types of personal information compromised in 2020 were names (53 percent of breaches), addresses (29 percent), and Social Security numbers (28 percent).
Still, 2020 was not the first time LAZ Parking was the target of a Data Breach. Back in 2016, according to The San Diego Tribune, sensitive and confidential information of LAZ Parking employees was compromised as well.
LAZ Parking Data Breach | What Should You Do?
If LAZ Parking sent you a notice that a data breach occurred or you believe your information was compromised, you should take a few steps to protect yourself.
- Change your passwords and security questions for the breached accounts. If you use the same or similar passwords for other accounts, change them as well;
- If your Social Security number was stolen, you might consider a credit freeze and should have a credit monitoring service set up.
Protecting yourself after a data breach comes at a high price, and you will have to spend time and money to make sure you are not the victim of fraud and identity theft. That is why it is imperative that you take action and demand compensation.
Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway represents consumers in lawsuits against corporations and merchants around the world that fail to adequately safeguard customer information. Please contact Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online contact form or by calling 314-833-4827 for a FREE Consultation.
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Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway represents consumers in lawsuits against corporations and merchants around the world that fail to adequately safeguard customer or employee information. If your information has been compromised, please contact Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online contact form or by calling 314-833-4827 for a FREE Consultation.
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