Posted On April 15, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 15, 2022 – Recently, Maplesoft reported that an unauthorized user installed a line of malicious code in the company’s online store. As a result, the financial information, including credit card and debit card numbers, of some customers was compromised. On April 9, 2022, the company issued data breach notifications to all affected parties informing them of the breach.
It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from Maplesoft understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Maplesoft 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 Maplesoft.
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 April 7, 2022, Maplesoft was contacted by a customer who believed that their payment card had been compromised after making a purchase from Maplesoft’s online store. In response, the company investigated the customer’s claim, discovering that an unauthorized party had placed a line of malicious code in the company’s online store. As a result, the unauthorized party was able to access the payment information of certain customers.
Maplesoft is a division of the Canadian software company Waterloo Maple, Inc. Maplesoft develops, markets and sells mathematics-based software to engineers, educators and researchers in a variety of industries, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Waterloo Maple is a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Group, a Japanese software company. Maplesoft employs more than 130 employees and generates approximately $34 million in annual revenue.
When you allowed Maplesoft access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Maplesoft 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 Maplesoft breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Maplesoft was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Maplesoft 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 Maplesoft, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Maplesoft 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 Maplesoft 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.