Massive data breaches have been in the news lately. The stories contain reports of hackers using malicious software to steal credit card and debit card numbers from a store’s holiday shoppers, employees stealing, selling or losing corporate laptops containing private information or servers being hacked.
The breaches put the private information of thousands of people at risk. Highly personal financial, health and identity information becomes accessible to criminals who may sell it on the black market. Victims of the data breaches become victims of identity theft and can struggle for years to protect their credit scores and reputations.
If you have been the victim of identity theft, you probably already know all too well what we’re talking about. It can take years of hassle to get things straightened out. Some financial problems may never be fully resolved, and there’s always the fear more harm will occur down the line. Even if you have not discovered identity theft, being the victim of a data breach means fear will always be present. What if someone uses my information illegally sometime in the future?
Our San Francisco law firm — Righetti • Glugoski, P.C. — can help. Our lawyers are known for our success in class action litigation holding companies accountable for data breaches. We represent people who have had their information lost or stolen, helping them recover compensation for the harm they’ve experienced.
If you believe your information has been leaked as part of a data breach, please contact an attorney at our firm to get help. Call us by phone at 415-983-0900 or 800-447-5549. If you prefer, you can contact us online by completing a short form.