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MOVEIt Transfer Data Breach & Clop Ransomware Investigation

The Lyon Firm is actively involved in class action personal privacy and data theft cases and is currently investigating the Clop Ransomware MOVEit data theft claims for plaintiffs nationwide.

The Clop ransomware gang has begun extorting dozens of companies targeted in the high-profile MOVEit data theft attacks. Hundreds of organizations have been impacted, including tens of millions of individuals worldwide.

Many organizations have already sent letters to individuals whose information was compromised. These include several banks and life insurance companies.

Jackson National and Talcott Resolution, for example, said their customer data breaches trace to service provider PBI Research Services. Jackson National says up to 800,000 individuals’ personal details might at risk and Talcott Resolution says it is notifying 553,000 individuals.

What Happened?

These revelations come after Clop exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer secure file transfer platform on May 27, 2023. The Clop ransomware gang claims to have breached hundreds of companies. If an extortion demand is not paid, the hackers say they will begin leaking the compromised data on June 21st.

The U.S. Department of Energy acknowledged that records from two DOE entities had been compromised in the MOVEit cyberattack.

According to BleepingComputer, the listed companies include Shell Oil, UnitedHealthcare Student Resources (UHSR), the University of Georgia (UGA) and University System of Georgia (USG), Heidelberger Druck, and Landal Greenparks.

Other organizations who have confirmed MOVEit Transfer breaches include Zellis, the University of Rochester, the government of Nova Scotia, the US state of Missouri, the US state of Illinois, BORN Ontario, Ofcam, Extreme Networks, and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In Louisiana, residents with a state-issued driver’s license or state ID may have had their Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, vehicle registration information and other personal details exposed.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said Thursday that MOVEit hackers accessed the data of 3.5 million Oregonians who have driver’s licenses or state IDs.

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 MOVEit 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 impacted organizations fail to adopt security safeguards that would have prevented a breach?
  • Did they notify customers as soon as it learned of the incident?
  • Did they provide a complete list of all individuals impacted?
  • Did they provide security in line with industry standards?

What Should You Do After the Clop Cyberattack?

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.

Individuals impacted in the MOVEit data theft incident:

We would like to speak with you about your privacy rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data security incident. Please fill out the contact form, below, or contact us by phone.

If you were impacted by a security 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

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 an online security incident 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 violate privacy laws and consumer rights, and thus face class action lawsuits.

If you want more information on current data security litigation and how to file a class action lawsuit, contact The Lyon Firm for a free and confidential MOVEit  data breach case review.

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