Posted On April 4, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 4, 2022 – Recently, Emma – The Sleep Company announced a data breach stemming from a Magecart attack resulting in the debit and credit card numbers of certain customers being compromised.
It is essential that those who receive a data breach notification from Emma The Sleep Company understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Emma The Sleep Company 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 Emma The Sleep Company.
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 a news report, the Emma Sleep Company learned of the breach in early April 2022. Initially, the company explained the breach as “a sophisticated, targeted cyber-attack on the checkout process.” However, subsequently, Emma elaborated that the attack “involved a malicious piece of code that was added to checkout pages which would skim card data from within a user’s browser. The attack was highly targeted, and the attacker created copy-cat URLs tailored to our environment.”
Evidently, the attack was carried out between January 22, 2022 and March 22, 2022.
Recently, Emma The Sleep Company began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Emma The Sleep Company is a direct-to-consumer mattress manufacturer. The company operates in 33 countries through five global hubs. In 2020, Emma The Sleep Company had sold more than 1.5 million mattresses. The company employs approximately 860 people and generates roughly $168 million in annual revenue.
When you allowed Emma access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Emma 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 Emma The Sleep Company breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Emma was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Emma The Sleep Company 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 Emma, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Emma 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 Emma 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.