Posted On October 14, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
On October 11, 2022, BBRG TR, LLC, as well as several other seemingly related entities, including BBRG Woburn, LLC, BBRG Waterfront, LLC, and BBRG Newport, LLC, filed a notice of a data breach with the Attorney General of Massachusetts after an unauthorized party was able to gain access to the companies’ computer networks. Based on the company’s official filing, the incident resulted in an unauthorized party gaining access to consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, credit or debit card information, financial account information, and health insurance information. After confirming that consumer data was leaked, BBRG began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals who were impacted by the recent data security incident.
If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the BBRG data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of this 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 BBRG TR, LLC.
The available information regarding the BBRG breach comes from the company’s filing with the various state attorneys’ general offices, including those in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. According to these sources, on around April 6, 2022, BBRG detected unusual activity within its computer network. While the company did not elaborate on the nature of this activity, in response, BBRG secured its servers and then enlisted the assistance of third-party cybersecurity specialists to investigate the incident and determine what, if any, consumer data was leaked as a result of the unauthorized access.
The company’s investigation confirmed that the unauthorized party was able to access files containing sensitive information belonging to certain individuals.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was made available to an unauthorized party, BBRG began to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, credit or debit card information, financial account information, and health insurance information.
On October 11, 2022, BBRG sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
The aftermath of a data breach can be stressful, to say the least. Discovering that a hacker accessed—and potentially—your personal information is alarming and understandably causes most people a great deal of concern. And for good reason—if the hacker who stole your information successfully steals your identity, it can cost you thousands of dollars and take hundreds of hours to resolve. With the number of data breaches and cases of identity theft increasing at an alarming rate, it is important that everyone—especially victims of a data breach—understand their rights and what their options are after a breach.
As a general matter, any company that stores consumer or employee information owes the owner of that data a duty to keep it secure. If a company experiences a data breach resulting in a consumer’s data ending up in the hands of a criminal, the company may be financially liable for the victim’s damages. Often, these damages include the cost of resolving the issue, as well as the increased risk of additional problems in the future.
However, companies are not automatically on the hook for a victim’s damages after a data breach; it is only when a company’s negligence contributes to the breach that it is financially responsible for any resulting harm. And, of course, not every data breach can be traced to a company’s negligence.
Under the United States consumer protection and data breach laws, there are a few different ways that a company might be negligent in how it handles consumer information. For example, below are some of the ways a company can violate the duty it owes to consumers safely store their information:
These are just a few of the most common examples of organizational negligence that can lead to a data breach; there are many others. And while many of the most common causes of data breaches relate to the actions of an employee, it is important to remember that employers are the ones who should be training employees about the risks of cyberattacks.
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 BBRG 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.
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