Earl Enterprises Data Breach Lawyer
An identity theft lawsuit may be an option if your credit or debit card information was negligently released due to poor data security protocols by Earl Enterprises, the parent company of Buca di Beppo, Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich and Tequila Taqueria. There is a basis for pursuing financial restitution since there is an implied promise made by a company when they obtain your credit and debit card information to complete a financial transaction. That promise is to keep sensitive financial information confidential. This promise is implied, and extremely important, because the vast majority of business patrons today use credit or debit cards to make purchases. If a company was careless and negligent in their data security protocols and that carelessness allowed hackers to steal your credit card information, then a breach of that promise has occurred by their unauthorized release of sensitive financial information.
Affected patrons may be able to file a lawsuit to pursue financial restitution for their harms and losses with the help of an Earl Enterprises data breach attorney.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group. Our legal team offers free, confidential, no obligation consultations to all prospective clients. We are here to help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case, we will be happy to connect you with a data breach lawsuit attorney/lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
How Hackers Obtained Credit Card Information from Earl Enterprises
Earl Enterprises issued a statement that revealed malicious software was installed on its point-of-sale machines and was designed to capture credit card numbers, expiration dates and, in some cases, cardholder names. If that was not bad enough, reports indicate that hackers had access to this sensitive financial data for nearly ten months before the hack was discovered.
Businesses Affected by the Hack
Security experts analyzed the Earl Enterprises hack and believe that the data breach impacted nearly all Buca di Beppo locations in the United States (approximately 67 different locations); approximately five separate Earl of Sandwich locations, and Planet Hollywood locations in Las Vegas, New York City and Orlando. Other impacted businesses include the Tequila Taqueria in Las Vegas, the Chicken Guy! in Disney Springs, Florida, and a Mixology in Los Angeles.
Was Your Credit or Debit Card Information Hacked?
Earl Enterprises refused to disclose how many customers were affected. However, experts estimate that as many as two million credit and debit cards numbers belonging to Earl Enterprises customers were made available and marketed on the dark web.
Data Breach Lawsuits
The basis for taking legal action when W-2 information has been negligent released through a phishing scam is rooted in the fundamental obligation that an employer must take reasonable steps to protect the personal information of their employees. As a result, when an employee’s sensitive personal information is inadvertently disclosed to a nefarious third party without the consent of the employee, such disclosure constitutes a breach of an employer’s duty to protect that information.
How a Data Breach Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one suffered a financial injury and/or identity theft after your credit or debit card information was obtained by a hacker through a preventable data breach, the law enables you to pursue financial restitution for your harms and losses. Victims of this scam are encouraged to seek the counsel of a skilled and experienced data breach lawyer to learn more about their legal rights and potential civil remedies.
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For more information, contact Attorney Group. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for your data breach injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.