Posted On April 15, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 15, 2022 – Recently, Davis Instruments announced that the company was targeted in a ransomware attack resulting in the sensitive information of some customers being exposed. On April 8, 2022, the company sent out data breach notification letters to all affected parties, explaining that the compromised information may include their names, addresses, bank account information, and tax identification number.
It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from Davis Instruments understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Davis Instruments data breach. 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 Davis Instruments.
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, in December 2021, Davis Instruments learned it was the victim of a ransomware attack. In response, the company secured its network and launched an investigation to learn more about the incident and its impact. The investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party had access to files containing sensitive customer information.
Upon learning of the extent of the security breach, Davis Instruments then reviewed the affected files to determine what information was compromised. While the compromised information varies based on the individual, it may include your name, address, bank account information, and tax identification number.
On April 8, 2022, Davis Instruments began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Davis Instruments is a manufacturer of weather monitoring equipment. The company manufactures various weather stations, ranging from those designed for backyard enthusiasts to professional meteorologists. The company has sold more than 500,000 weather stations since it was first incorporated back in 1969. Davis Instruments is based in Hayward, California. The company employs approximately 113 people and generates roughly $22 million in annual sales.
When you allowed Davis Instruments access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Davis Instruments 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 Davis Instruments breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Davis Instruments was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Davis Instruments 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 Davis Instruments, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Davis Instruments in the coming weeks, it means your personal data 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 Davis Instruments 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.