About the Warner Music Group Data Breach Lawsuit
A Warner Music Group class action lawsuit is filed against Warner Music Group for a prolonged data breach on several of its e-commerce websites.
A third-party hacker installed a data-skimming malware on Warner’s e-commerce sites that were hosted by an external U.S. service provider, which allowed them to access the information entered by the company’s customers.
The breach occurred between April 25, 2020, and August 5, 2020. The class action lawsuit accuses the company of failing to properly secure consumer data.
You can read about the case under the name: Levi Combs, et al. v. Warner Music Group Corp., Case No. 1:20-cv-07473, S.D. NY.
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What to Know About the Class Action Lawsuit
The class action lawsuit claims that Warner started notifying state attorneys general about the data breach only around September 2, with a notice of the breach also mailed to affected consumers.
Warner’s notice indicated that the compromised information comprised the consumers’ full names, email addresses, phone numbers, and billing and shipping addresses, as well as payment card numbers, CVV security codes, and expiration dates.
According to the lawsuit, “the stolen information includes everything unauthorized third parties need to illegally use [Warner’s] current and former customers’ PII to steal their identities and to make fraudulent purchases,” which also means that the information is also in danger of potentially being sold on the dark web.
This suggests that Warner’s “current and former customers face a lifetime risk of identity theft and financial crimes.”
The class action lawsuit accuses the company of negligence which led to the data breach that occurred. Moreover, Warner also failed to discover the breach for nearly four months and took a month more to report it.
The lawsuit alleges that Warner “did not use reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the sensitive, unencrypted information it was maintaining for current and former customers, causing Plaintiffs’ and Class Members’ PII to be exposed.”
Warner is accused of depriving the rights of consumers under the New York Consumer Law for Deceptive Acts and Practices and failing to ensure data protection and security processes for online financial transactions as set forth by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
Editor’s note on the Warner Music Group Data Breach Class Action:
This piece is written about the recent Warner Music Group Data Breach 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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