Entrust Data Breach Investigation
The Lyon Firm is actively involved in data privacy and data theft cases and is currently investigating the Entrust ransomware attack on behalf of data breach victims and plaintiffs nationwide.
According to those familiar with the incident, a renowned ransomware gang could be behind the attack on Entrust, an industry giant that provides services to thousands of customers. It is not clear if a ransom has been paid.
Entrust recently confirmed an ongoing cyberattack which has seen data from its systems stolen. The data breach allegedly shows similarities to an attack earlier this year on another digital ID provider, which could have widespread consequences. The ultimate outcome of the attack will depend on the type of data stolen.
The Minneapolis-based cybersecurity company confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack last month, though it’s unknown if biometrics or other critical data has been leaked. The attack is a little ironic seeing as Entrust prides itself as a global leader in data protection. Little is known at this juncture, only that an “unauthorized party” accessed parts of their system on June 18.
Cybersecurity researcher Dominic Alvieri published an early July notice sent to Entrust customers in which the Entrust CEO said, “some files were taken from our internal systems.”
The company has thus far declined to confirm what kind of data was stolen, though it has been hinted at that a ransomware gang may bee responsible for the attack.
What is Entrust?
Entrust technology is used by customers such as banks to establish identity of people making online payments. Entrust has some of the biggest customers in the country, such as Microsoft, VMware and several U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Treasury.
Entrust says it has more than 10,000 customers, primarily in banking and insurance, which use the company’s technology for “trusted identities, payments, and data protection.”
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated data breach lawyer and Privacy Attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in class action security breach lawsuits.
Can You Sue following the Entrust Data Breach?
Entities that collect and store data have a duty to protect personal information to the best of their ability. When they are negligent, and a data theft incident occurs, they may be liable for the following:
- Improperly monitoring data security systems for existing intrusions
- Not ensuring that vendors with access to computer systems and data employ reasonable security procedures
- Improperly training employees in handling emails containing personal data and maintain adequate email security practices
- Failure to implement technical policies and procedures to allow electronic data access only to individuals or software programs granted access rights
- Failure to implement procedures to review records of information system activity regularly, such as audit logs, access reports and security incident tracking reports
- Improperly protecting against reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of stored data
An experienced class action privacy attorney can determine if you are eligible to file a data breach lawsuit or join a class of plaintiffs. Lawyers investigating the matter can assist in determining the following:
- Did Entrust fail to adopt security safeguards that would have prevented a breach?
- Did Entrust notify customers as soon as it learned of the incident?
- Did Entrust provide a complete list of all individuals impacted?
- Did the company provide security in line with industry standards?
Current or former Entrust clients:
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If you were impacted by a data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information:
- Review the breach notice you received and retain a copy
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring service provided by the breached company
- Change your passwords and security questions for related online accounts
- Review account statements and credit reports for signs of fraud or identity theft
- Contact a credit bureau to request a temporary fraud alert
What Should You Do Following a Data Breach?
Regardless of the reason for a security breach, victims have the right to file a claim against a company for failing to protect their information. All companies and organizations must exercise reasonable care in protecting patient information, and if they do not, they can be held liable for the damages that result, including identity theft.
Security breach plaintiffs and privacy attorneys representing plaintiffs have been able to settle multi-million dollar recoveries. If you or a loved one has received notice of a data breach affecting you, or suspect signs of identity theft, contact a data theft lawyer for a free consultation.
Individuals can be ruined financially and emotionally, and deserve proper online security measures. But many companies and hospitals violate privacy laws and consumer rights, and thus face class action lawsuits.
After a data breach turns your life upside down, remember that you are not the only victim. There are millions of Americans who suffer from data privacy events every year, and in turn, seek legal action for compensation and to hold companies accountable for negligent security systems.
If you want more information on current data privacy litigation and how to file a data theft class action lawsuit, contact The Lyon Firm for a free and confidential Entrust ransomware attack case review.