Capital One Lawsuit; Was Your Data Stolen?
Following a huge Capital One Data Breach which compromised personal information of more than 100 million people, the company has since been hit with numerous Class Action Lawsuits. A Class Action Complaint from the law firm of Sheehan and Associates was the most recent case filed (August 6, 2019) in the Eastern District of New York. The lawsuit is on behalf of the millions of consumers affected by the breach. The legal challenge alleges that Capital One failed to take reasonable care to secure sensitive information belonging to its customers. Similarly, numerous reports have indicated that if Capital One had taken reasonable, industry-standard steps and followed “best practices” associated with hiring and retention of personnel and contractors, either this data breach incident would not have occurred or it would not have lasted as long as it did, and the harms to plaintiff and class members would have been mitigated. Here’s what we know about the most recent Capital One Class Action Lawsuit and Data Breach.
Capital One first disclosed the massive data breach on July 29, 2019. They state that personal information belonging to more than 100 million people was compromised in the breach. The stolen information dates back as far as 2005. Customer data accessed by the hacker includes the following: full names, physical addresses with full ZIP and postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth and self-reported income; information that is typically requested on credit card applications. Capital One has also made public that credit scores, credit limits, account balances, payment history and contact information was also stolen. A full copy of the Capital One Lawsuit is below:
The Capital One data breach is believed to have been carried out by a single hacker—33-year-old former Paige Thompson, a former Amazon employee. She has been arrested by the FBI after bragging online under an alias about the breach. It is believed that she may have been involved in other breaches as well.
Was Your Information Hacked in the Capital One Data Breach?
If you or a loved one believes their data has been compromised, do not worry! Sheehan & Associates are taking care of the issue at hand, and they want to hear from you!
Editor’s note on The Capital One Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recently uncovered Capital One Data Breach, and the class action lawsuit filed promptly after. For more information, please shoot us an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from all of you. Please note that this investigation piece has been sponsored by Sheehan and Associates and Consider The Consumer has received compensation for such sponsorship.
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