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Posted On May 17, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches

SchoolDude Account Holders Affected After Brightly Software, Inc. Data Breach

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Brightly Software, Inc., contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

Data Breach AlertMay 17 – Brightly Software, Inc. reported a data breach to the Office of the Maine Attorney General on May 11, 2023, after discovering that a third party had access to sensitive account holder information housed in the SchoolDude user database. According to the official report filed by the firm, the breach led to the exposure of consumers’ names, school districts, phone numbers, account passwords, and email addresses. Once it was confirmed that consumer information had been compromised, Brightly started distributing data breach notification letters to all people affected by the cyberattack.

Console & Associates, P.C.’s data breach lawyers are now concentrating on the Brightly Software case. If you have received a notice of data breach, we are now providing free consultations to discuss how better to protect yourself and what your legal options are for receiving financial compensation from Brightly Software.

About Brightly Software, Inc.

SchoolDude, developed by Brightly Software, Inc., is a web-based service for handling work orders. Over 7,000 schools have signed up for SchoolDude. Brightly not only sells software but also gives consulting services in the field. Brightly Software, with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, employs more than 700 employees and brings in over $138 million in yearly sales. German electrical and electronics conglomerate Siemens owns Brightly as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Information About the Brightly Software Breach

Brightly has just learned of a possible data security issue, as detailed in a filing with the Attorney General of Maine. After learning of the data breach, Brightly immediately began investigating the matter with the help of independent data security experts. Brightly informed the authorities as well.

According to Brightly’s investigation, a hacker got into the SchoolDude user database and accessed sensitive information about account holders. Brightly did not specify how the perpetrator gained access to the database. However, Brightly Software started reviewing the affected files to identify what information was stolen and which consumers were affected after learning that confidential data was made accessible to an unauthorized entity. Your name, email address, phone number, school district, password, and phone number may have been compromised in this hack, though the details may vary by individual.

Brightly Software notified those whose personal information was exposed by sending them data breach notifications on May 11, 2023. As a result of the security issue, Brightly has mandated that all SchoolDude users change their passwords. In the data breach letter, the business also recommended that consumers change any additional passwords that are the same as those used on the SchoolDude platform.

Can You Receive Financial Compensation from Brightly Software as a Result of the Data Breach?

As a consumer, you probably felt safe providing Brightly Software with your personal data. After this incident, you can no longer have faith that Brightly Software will protect your data. The corporation has a duty to its consumers to protect their data to the best of its ability, and the data still got accessed by an unauthorized third party. If you are a victim of the Brightly software data breach, you may be able to receive financial compensation from the company. Understanding your rights in this situation is essential. That is why you should consult with an experienced data breach attorney.

If You Have Been Affected by Brightly Software, Inc. Data Breach, Console & Associates, P.C. Can Help

The consumer privacy lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. help customers affected by data and security breaches pursue legal solutions by offering free consultations. By explaining your rights in clear, concise terms, we help you make an informed decision about your next steps. If you are a victim of the Brightly Software, Inc. data breach, Console & Associates, P.C. will investigate at no charge to you and offer advice on how to proceed. If you decide to pursue a case, rest assured that we don’t get paid unless you do. If your claim is successful, legal fees are either paid out of the funds recovered or by the defendant. If your claim is not successful, you pay nothing.

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NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Brightly Software, Inc., contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.