Posted On March 25, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 25, 2022 – Recently, Leerburg Enterprises announced that certain customers’ credit and debit card information may have been exposed as the result of a data breach.
It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from Leerburg Enterprises understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Leerburg Enterprises 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 Leerburg Enterprises.
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 March 4, 2021, Leerburg Enterprises learned that certain credit and debit cards used on its e-commerce website may have been subject to unauthorized access. In response, the company investigated the incident to learn more about its nature and scope, as well as to determine what, if any, consumer information was compromised. The company concluded its investigation on January 13, 2022, which revealed that an unauthorized party was able to access some customers’ credit and debit card information between the dates of September 8, 2020 and November 24, 2021.
While the compromised information varies based on the consumer, it may include your name, credit or debit card number, expiration date, and security code number or CVV code.
On March 23, 2022, Leerburg Enterprises began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Leerburg Enterprises is a video production and pet products business, which focuses on helping customers train their dogs. Leerburg Enterprises creates and sells various training videos, as well as the products trainers use in the videos. Leerburg Enterprises also offers an online dog-training course. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Menomonie, WI.
When you allowed Leerburg access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Leerburg 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 Leerburg Enterprises breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Leerburg was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Leerburg Enterprises 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 Leerburg, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Leerburg 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 Leerburg 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.