Posted On February 25, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
February 25, 2022 – Recently, Advantage Title & Escrow, LLC announced a data breach stemming from an unauthorized party gaining access to two employee email accounts. Those impacted by a data breach should be sure they understand what happened, what their rights are, and how they can pursue them. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating this security breach. As a part of the investigative process, our attorneys will be interviewing any victims of the breach to determine what harm was caused and whether they are eligible to bring a data breach class action lawsuit against Advantage Title & Escrow.
According to a letter Advantage Title & Escrow sent to affected parties, the company recently learned that an unauthorized party gained access to two employee email accounts. Upon the company’s discovery of the unauthorized access, Advantage Title & Escrow secured the employees’ email accounts and set out to determine the scope of any compromised information.
Subsequently, Advantage Title & Escrow confirmed that the sensitive information of certain individuals was available through the employees’ email accounts and related attachments between September 3, 2019 and September 30, 2019.
In February 2022, Advantage Title & Escrow began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the breach.
Advantage Title & Escrow is a title company based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The company was founded in 2012 and helps buyers of residential and commercial properties through the closing process. Advantage Title also assists customers with the closing of refinances. The company offers its customers a number of services, including title research, title insurance, and assistance with 1031 tax exchanges. Advantage Title & Escrow has six locations across Arkansas, including in Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Hot Springs, Bentonville, Hot Springs Village and Springdale.
When you allowed Advantage Title access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Advantage Title & Escrow 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 Advantage Title & Escrow breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Advantage Title & Escrow was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Advantage Title & Escrow 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 Advantage Title & Escrow, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Advantage Title & Escrow 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 Advantage Title & Escrow 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.