Posted On March 7, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 7, 2022 – Recently, Assured Relocation, Inc. announced a data breach stemming from unauthorized access to an employee’s email account. 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 Assured Relocation.
According to a letter issued by the company to affected parties, sometime last year Assured Relocation, Inc. noticed suspicious activity related to an employee’s email account. The company secured the email account and launched an internal investigation to determine what, if any, consumer information the unauthorized party gained access to. On January 14, 2022, Assured Relocation confirmed that some emails or attachments contained the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of certain consumers. The unauthorized party had access to the employee’s email account on May 4, 2021.
On March 3, 2022, Assured Relocation filed official notice of the data breach and may soon begin to send out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was contained in the affected files.
Assured Relocation, Inc. is a company that provides temporary housing such as hotel stays, corporate apartments for short terms stays, as well as homes, apartments and specialty units. The company most often arranges for temporary housing solutions for those who experienced home damage due to a catastrophe, such as a fire or a flood. Assured Relocation often works with the insurance company to find suitable housing options for insured parties. The company is based in Redwood City, California.
When you allowed Assured Relocation access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Assured Relocation 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 Assured Relocation breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Assured Relocation was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Assured Relocation 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 Assured Relocation, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Assured Relocation 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 Assured Relocation 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.