Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that infosecurity-magazine.com reported (“Slickwraps Breach Hits 857,000 Customers“) that “[a] popular producer of smartphone skins has suffered a major data breach, compromising the personal details of over 857,000 customers.” According to infosecurity-magazine.com, “Slickwraps issued a breach notification to customers last Friday, claiming that data in ‘some of our non-production databases was mistakenly made public via an exploit,’ and then accessed by an unauthorized third party.”
Infosecurity-magazine.com also reported that:
[a]ccording to notification site HaveIBeenPwned?, 857,611 unique email addresses were compromised in the breach, belonging to customers and newsletter subscribers. Also included were names, physical addresses, phone numbers and purchase histories.
Slickwraps assured users that if they checked out as “guest” their details are safe. It added that no passwords or financial data were stolen, but recommended customers change their passwords anyway out of precaution.
Jake Moore, cybersecurity specialist at ESET, warned that hackers can still do a lot of damage, even with a list of emails and names.
‘The biggest risk is via brute force attacking the accounts, where criminals use leaked common password combinations against the emails to try and break into other personal accounts. A large number of people still use predictable or simple passwords,’ he explained.
Have You Been Impacted by A Data Breach?
If so, please either contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. Partner Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected], complete the form on the right or send an e-mail to [email protected] for a free, no-obligation case evaluation of your facts to determine whether your privacy rights have been violated and whether there is a basis for a data privacy class action.
Examples of the type of relief sought by data privacy class actions, include, but are not limited to, reimbursement of identity theft losses and of out-of-pocket costs paid by data breach victims for protective measures such as credit monitoring services, credit reports, and credit freezes; compensation for time spent responding to the breach; imposition of credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance, paid for by the defendant company; and improvements to the defendant company’s data security systems.
Data privacy class actions are brought on a contingent-fee basis; thus, plaintiffs and the class members do not pay out-of-pocket attorney’s fees or litigation costs. Subject to court approval, attorney’s fees and litigation costs are derived from the recovery obtained for the class.