Posted On April 15, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 15, 2022 – Recently, Jon-Don, LLC announced a data breach resulting in the names, dates of birth, addresses, and Social Security numbers of certain employees being compromised. On April 12, 2022, Jon-Don issued data breach notification letters to all employees affected by the breach.
It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from Jon-Don understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Jon-Don 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 Jon-Don.
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 February 12, 2022, Jon-Don learned that it was the victim of a ransomware attack. In response, the company secured its systems and initiated an investigation into the incident in hopes of learning more about its cause, as well as whether any sensitive consumer or employee information was impacted as a result. The investigation confirmed that the cybercriminals orchestrating the attack had access to certain files containing sensitive employee data.
Upon learning of the extent of the security breach, Jon-Don 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, date of birth, address, and Social Security number.
On April 12, 2022, Jon-Don began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Jon-Don is a janitorial supply company that sells a wide range of equipment, supplies and other solutions to independent contractors and in-house janitorial staff. The company sells fans, vacuums, heaters, carpet cleaning equipment, cleaning supplies and many other maintenance-related products. Jon-Don is based in Roselle, Illinois. The company employs more than 315 people and generates roughly $233 million in annual revenue.
When you allowed Jon-Don access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Jon-Don 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 employee 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.
Employees 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 Jon-Don breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Jon-Don was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Jon-Don 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 Jon-Don, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Jon-Don 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 Jon-Don 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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