Posted On March 14, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 14, 2022 – Recently, LFI Ft. Pierce, Inc., which does business under the name Labor Finders, confirmed that an unauthorized party gained access to the sensitive information of as many as 8,677 individuals. It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from Labor Finders understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Labor Finders 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 Labor Finders.
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 letter issued by the company, on January 8, 2022, Labor Finders learned of unauthorized activity on its computer network. In response, the company secured its systems and then launched an investigation into the incident. Subsequently, Labor Finders confirmed that the unauthorized party gained access to and may have removed certain files containing sensitive consumer information.
Upon learning of the extent of the security breach, Labor Finders then reviewed the affected files to determine what information was accessible to the unauthorized party. While the compromised information varies by consumer, it may include individuals’ full names and Social Security numbers.
On March 10, 2022, Labor Finders began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Labor Finders is the consumer-facing name of the company LFI Ft. Pierce, Inc, which is a temporary staffing and employment agency based in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The company provides industrial labor to more than 200,000 customers. Labor Finders oversees over 200 franchise locations across the United States and fills about 16,000 jobs per day.
When you allowed Labor Finders access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Labor Finders 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 Labor Finders breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Labor Finders was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Labor Finders 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 Labor Finders, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Labor Finders 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 Labor Finders 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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