Welfare & Pension Administration Service Data Breach
The Lyon Firm is actively involved in personal privacy and data theft cases nationwide and is currently investigating claims on behalf of Welfare & Pension Administration Service data breach victims.
In July 2021, Welfare & Pension Administration Service (WPAS) discovered that their computer network was infected with malware that encrypted certain files. WPAS is a third-party administration firm specializing in multi-employer benefit plan administration. It is responsible for a large amount of client data, much of which may have been compromised in the malware attack.
The subsequent WPAS data breach investigation confirmed that certain files may have been accessed or stolen from their systems without authorization. Over 211,000 individuals may be impacted by the Welfare & Pension Administration Service security breach, with names and Social Security numbers potentially leaked.
Hundreds of companies across the nation have suffered data breaches in the last couple of years and have spawned dozens of class action data breach lawsuits that seek to compensate victims for the damage and stress it has caused in their lives. If you have received a data breach notification letter, contact a lawyer to review.
Security breach settlements have recovered millions of dollars for victims. If you have been a victim of a security breach, contact a data breach lawyer to discuss the class action data theft litigation process.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated data breach lawyer and Privacy Attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in class action security breach lawsuits.
Welfare & Pension Administration Service Data Breach Lawsuits
Regardless of the reason for a security breach—if a person or group gains access to confidential information for financial gain—victims have the right to file a claim against a company for failing to protect their information, and can lead to a class action lawsuit.
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 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 breach litigation and how to file a data theft class action lawsuit, contact The Lyon Firm for a free and confidential Comprehensive Health data breach case review.
Can You Sue for a 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 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 Welfare & Pension Administration Service fail to adopt security safeguards that would have prevented a data breach?
- Did Welfare & Pension Administration Service notify customers as soon as it learned of the data breach?
- Did WPAS provide a complete list of all individuals affected by the data breach?
- Did WPAS provide security in line with industry standards?