Posted On March 18, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 18, 2022 – Recently, Absolute Results Productions, Ltd. announced that the company was the target of a malware attack which resulted in the information of certain consumers being compromised. It is essential that those who receive a data breach notification from Absolute Results Productions understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Absolute Results Productions data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of our investigation, we are providing free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more about the risks of identity theft, what they can do to protect themselves, and what their legal options may be to obtain compensation from Absolute Results Productions.
In 2021, there were 1,862 data breaches affecting more than 189,000,000 individuals. Victims of identity theft spend, on average, 200 hours and more than $1,300 recovering their identity. Many of these victims also suffer credit damage, emotional distress, and may even end up with a criminal record. Taking immediate action is the best way to prevent the worst consequences of a data breach.
According to an official filing by the company, on October 8, 2021, Absolute Results learned that an unauthorized party had gained access to its computer systems. In response, the company initiated an investigation into the incident to learn whether any consumer information was affected. This investigation revealed that the person who orchestrated the malware attack was able to access and copy certain files. Absolute Results also indicated that the unauthorized party may have posted these files on the dark web.
Upon learning of the extent of the security breach, Absolute Results Productions then reviewed the affected files to determine what information was compromised. While the compromised information varies by consumer, it may include your name, date of birth, address, driver’s license number, passport number, bank account number, Social Security number and any other information you provided to the company.
On around March 15, 2022, Absolute Results Productions began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Absolute Results Productions, Ltd. is an automobile marketing company based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The company specializes in database marketing, training salespeople, and conducting private sales events. In total, Absolute Results Productions has held more than 27,000 private sales and sold more than 425,000 vehicles. The company has approximately 146 current employees and generates roughly $28 million in annual revenue.
When you allowed Absolute Results access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Absolute Results data breach raises some very serious questions about the company’s data security measures and whether the company could have done more to prevent this type of cyber-attack.
Regardless of the industry, all businesses have a legal obligation to protect consumer information in their possession. Although creating and maintaining a data security system is costly, this is a necessary expense given the frequency with which cyberattacks occur.
Consumers whose personal, identifying, financial or healthcare-related data was compromised in a data breach can pursue legal action against a company that misused or mishandled their information. However, the investigation into the Absolute Results Productions breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Absolute Results was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Absolute Results Productions security breach to determine the potential legal remedies of those affected.
If you have questions about your ability to pursue a data breach class action lawsuit against Absolute Results, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Absolute Results in the coming weeks, it means your personal data was among that which was compromised in the recent cyberattack. It also means a cybercriminal may have had access to—and may have stolen—your personal data. Given the risks involved, it is important you remain vigilant by taking the following steps:
At Console & Associates, P.C., our consumer privacy lawyers monitor all security and data breaches to help affected consumers pursue their legal remedies. We offer free consultations to victims of data breaches and can explain your rights in clear, understandable terms so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. If you’ve been affected by the Absolute Results data breach or any other data security incident, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to most effectively proceed with your case. If you decide to bring a case, we only get paid if you do. If your claim is successful, any legal fees are either paid by the defendant or come out of the funds recovered from the defendant. If your claim doesn’t result in a recovery, you will pay nothing.