A NetProspex data breach lawsuit may be an option for people whose personal data was compromised when a database containing corporate information was leaked in September 2016. The marketing database contained personal and corporate information, including names, email addresses, job titles and general information about the employers. Affected individuals may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.
If you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of the data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. We provide free, confidential and no-obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you have a claim we can connect you with an affiliated NetProspex data breach lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Leaked Information Poses Potential Risk for Future Cyber Attacks
A list of over 33 million individuals listed in a database managed by NetProspex has reportedly been leaked online. According to a blog post written by Troy Hunt, the information contained in the database was leaked in September 2016 and contains personal information, including names, email addresses and phone numbers, as well as other corporate data, such as office location, number of people employed by the business and industry descriptions of the businesses. The database is managed by NetProspex, a B2B data management service acquired in 2015 by American business services company Dun & Bradstreet, and is used for marketing purposes.
Companies potentially affected by the data breach include:
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Postal Service
- AT&T Inc.
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- CVS Health Corporation
- Citigroup Inc.
- Wells Fargo Bank
Other corporations and businesses were listed as well, and according to Hunt, the leaked information “poses numerous risks to the organizations involved here.” Cyber criminals could use this type of data to target employees and scam them into providing sensitive information. Like other corporate data breaches across the U.S., people and businesses who have had their data compromised should consider the potential risk based on the type of data exposed. If passwords were compromised, users should change them as soon as possible and avoid using the same password for multiple websites.
Consumers Affected by a NetProspex Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Victims of data breaches may be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Affected consumers should seek legal counsel from an NetProspex data breach lawsuit attorney to get more information about their rights and remedies.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. 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 an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.