Claire’s Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit
Claire’s face a class action lawsuit for allegedly waiting for nearly a month before informing consumers of the data breach that occurred at the store.
Consumers claim that the length of time exposed the consumers’ private information to fraud and identity theft a lot longer than necessary without any chances of stopping or addressing the issue.
Hackers allegedly “scraped” consumer info from Claire’s and Icing websites, gathering sensitive information such as addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, payment card numbers, CVV security codes, and payment card expiration dates during the period of April 7 to June 12.
You can read the complaint under the name: Delilah Parker, et al. v. Claire’s Stores Inc., et al., Case No. 1:20-cv-05574, N.D. Il.
Are you or a family member affected by the data breach and was among the consumers who were not informed right away by Claire’s? If you think you are affected by this lawsuit, contact us today for help.
Claire’s Data Breach
The class action lawsuit claims that a third-party contacted Claire’s on June 11 to inform them that their websites were hacked and subjected to a data breach through an added data scraping code. Investigation showed that “added code was capable of obtaining information entered by customers during the checkout process and sending it out of Claire’s system.” The code was removed, and the retailer has taken additional measures to reinforce its platform’s security.
However, even as the retailer enlisted the help of private investigators and had a press statement the retailer failed to inform the consumers directly and timely about the breach. Consumers contend that had they been informed right away steps would have been taken to protect themselves and monitor their credit earlier for signs of fraud and identity theft.
Because of the data breach, consumers suffered from fraudulent charges, phishing emails, and other suspicious communications. Claire’s should have been aware of the risks of data scraping and should have taken the steps to protect consumer data.
Editor’s note on the Claire’s Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recent Claire’s Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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