Posted On March 16, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 16, 2022 – Recently, FCI Constructors, Inc. announced a data security incident that compromised the sensitive personal information of as many as 2,117 current and former employees. It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from FCI Constructors understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the FCI Constructors data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. 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 FCI Constructors.
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, on May 1, 2021, FCI Constructors detected a network security threat. In response, the company investigated the incident to determine whether any consumer information was compromised as a result. The investigation revealed that an unauthorized had access to the sensitive information of certain current and former employees on April 27, 2021. While the compromised information varies by consumer, it may include your first and last name, mailing address, date of birth, Social Security number, and health insurance information.
On March 9, 2022, FCI Constructors began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
FCI Constructors is a construction company based in Grand Junction, Colorado. The company was founded in 1978, and in 1986 expanded operations to include Arizona and the surrounding areas, including parts of New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wyoming. FCI Constructors, Inc. has approximately 400 current employees and generates annual revenue of roughly $99 million. The company works on a wide range of construction projects, including schools, affordable housing, airports, municipal buildings and office space.
When you allowed FCI Constructors access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the FCI Constructors 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 FCI Constructors breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if FCI Constructors was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the FCI Constructors 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 FCI Constructors, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from FCI Constructors 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 FCI Constructors 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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