Posted On January 28, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
January 28, 2022 – Recently, InTransit LLC announced that the personal and financial information of approximately 12,231 individuals was compromised in a data breach. Our data breach attorneys are investigating this cybersecurity incident to determine if consumers could have the grounds for a data breach class action lawsuit.
The company recently reported that, on September 19, 2021, an unauthorized party gained access to certain files on its servers. A subsequent investigation revealed that the files may have contained the following information:
According to reports, InTransit LLC does not know which individuals’ information was actually accessed and cannot confirm that the unauthorized party retained any of the information.
However, anyone in receipt of an InTransit LLC data breach notification letter may now face an increased risk of identity theft and other financial losses. Attorneys are now investigating this recent cybersecurity incident to determine whether the company took the necessary steps to keep your data secure and whether those impacted by the breach can pursue a class action lawsuit.
A data breach occurs when a hacker or other unauthorized party secretly gains access to sensitive consumer information stored on a company’s servers through some kind of cyberattack. Once a hacker obtains consumer data, they may use the information to commit identity theft or for other criminal purposes. Sometimes hackers will sell the data they obtain through a cyberattack to the highest bidder.
No one can tell with certainty why a hacker targeted your data in a data breach or what they plan to do with it, but the fact that your sensitive information is in the hands of an unauthorized party puts you at a greater risk of identity theft.
As consumers, we all provide personal data to companies for a variety of reasons. We trust these companies to protect our private data and keep this information secure. Unfortunately, data breaches happen frequently.
Attorneys are investigating data events like this security breach to determine the legal rights of consumers who trusted corporations with their sensitive information. Often, hackers target companies that rely on outdated or otherwise inadequate data-security measures. If it is determined that InTransit LLC did, in fact, fail to properly protect consumers’ data in some way, the individuals affected may be eligible to pursue compensation for their financial losses.
While consumers should be careful about providing data only to legitimate companies for legitimate purposes, even well-known legally established companies can become the target of a data breach cyberattack.
Consumers who receive a data breach notification letter should carefully read the letter in its entirety and retain it for future reference.
If the company affected by the breach is offering consumers any credit monitoring or identity theft protection services, the consumer should follow the directions outlined in the letter to promptly sign up for these services. Do not assume that you are automatically enrolled in these services.
To protect and preserve their legal rights, it is highly recommended that individuals who received notice that their data may have been compromised immediately reach out to an experienced data breach attorney.
Companies have an ethical and legal duty to protect consumers’ personal and financial information. While developing and implementing a comprehensive and up-to-date data-security system is costly, this is a necessary cost of doing business in an environment where cyberattacks and data breaches are common.
Data breach laws are complex, and just because your information may have been accessed while in InTransit LLC’s care doesn’t necessarily make this company legally responsible. However, if a company fails to take appropriate actions to protect consumers’ sensitive information, it may face liability through a data breach class action lawsuit.
At Console & Associates, P.C., our data breach lawyers are actively investigating the InTransit LLC data breach to determine what legal remedies, if any, affected parties have. If evidence emerges that the company mishandled your data leading up to the data breach or chose not to maintain adequate security measures, you may be eligible for financial compensation through a data breach class action lawsuit.
If you received a data breach notification letter, it is important that you not only protect yourself from possible fraud but also preserve your legal rights by speaking to a data breach attorney. Consumer privacy lawyers are undertaking investigations in legal matters involving all types of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and cyberattacks on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Find a copy of the data breach letter here.
NOTICE OF SECURITY INCIDENT
We are writing to inform you of a data security incident experienced by Intransit, LLC, an information technology service provider for members of the TII Family of Companies, that may have involved your information as described below. We take the privacy and security of all information very seriously, and while we have no evidence to suggest that any information was subject to actual or attempted misuse as a result of this incident, this letter includes information about the incident and steps you can take to help protect your information.
What Happened: On September 19, 2021, InTransit LLC experienced a network disruption that impacted certain systems. Upon discovery, we took immediate action to isolate our systems and address and investigate the incident, which included engaging third-party specialists to assist with determining the nature and scope of the incident. The investigation determined that certain information maintained on the network was accessed by an unauthorized party. As a result, we launched a thorough review to determine the type of information contained in the files, identify potentially affected parties and obtain up-to-date address information for individual notification. This intensive review was completed in early January.
What Information Was Involved: The types of information contained within the affected data included your first and last name, in combination with the following data element(s): <<Data Elements>>.
What We Are Doing: We are committed to protecting all of the information that you have entrusted to us and have taken steps necessary to address the incident and further enhance our security infrastructure. Upon learning of this incident, we took immediate steps to secure our systems and subsequently undertook the thorough investigation described above. Concurrently, we implemented additional technical safeguards to further enhance the security of information in our possession and to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Additionally, we are offering you complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services as well as establishing a dedicated customer support team should you have any questions (see contact information below).
What You Can Do: We recommend that you remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing your credit reports and account statements for suspicious activity. If you discover any suspicious or unusual activity on your accounts, please promptly contact your financial institution. We have provided additional information below, which outlines additional steps you can take to help protect yourself against fraud and identity theft.