A couple of weeks ago, Ashley Madison, an adult dating website for married folks was hacked. The hackers of the site stated that they hacked into the site in order to prove that members’ information was not deleted after they had closed their accounts. The hackers also threatened to expose the entire list of members to the public. This left many people very nervous.
A report published by USA Today in February, 2015 stated that an international hacking ring had stolen close to $1 billion from at least 100 banks in 30 countries.
In an article provided by Forbes, many noted corporations such as Target, Michaels, Neiman Marcus, New York (the state of NY), PF Changs, Community Health Services, UPS, Dairy Queen, Good Will, Home Depot, Staples, Kmart, Bebe have been hacked and individuals’ confidential information was seriously compromised.
With hackers becoming savvier about how to reach into secured areas and steal information, it is probably a good idea to know what to do should this happen to you.
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse provides a wealth of information on what to do if your information has been compromised and how to deal with a security breach situation.
It will be important to contact an experienced Attorney for help if you have suffered though a breach of security by hackers and you want to file a claim against the company who had your information. It is a complex process and you will need help!
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Victim’s Rights Attorney works with Northern Virginia citizens who have suffered from a Breach in Security and are looking for fair compensation for their injuries. Contact us today for a free case consultation, or call us at 703-906-4229.
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