Posted On March 21, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 21, 2022 – Recently, WebsterRogers, LLP announced a data breach stemming from unauthorized access to some of the company’s computer systems. It is essential that those who receive a data breach notification from WebsterRogers understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the WebsterRogers 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 WebsterRogers.
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, 2022, WebsterRogers discovered suspicious activity on its computer network. In response, the company enlisted the assistance of third-party forensic specialists to learn more about the nature of the incident, and whether any consumer information was compromised as a result. The company’s investigation confirmed that there was unauthorized access between February 10, 2022 to March 4, 2022.
Upon learning of the extent of the security breach, WebsterRogers then reviewed the affected files to determine what information was compromised. On March 5, 2022, the company completed its review of the files that were accessible to the unauthorized party. While the compromised information varies by consumer, it may include your name, address and Social Security number.
On March 17, 2022, WebsterRogers began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
WebsterRogers, LLP is an accounting and consulting firm based in Florence, South Carolina. The company was founded in 1984 and provides various assurance, tax and advisory services to its clients. The firm operates nine locations across South Carolina. WebsterRogers has approximately 140 employees and generates annual revenue of roughly $25 million.
When you allowed Webster Rogers access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Webster Rogers 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 WebsterRogers breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Webster Rogers was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the WebsterRogers 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 Webster Rogers, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Webster Rogers 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 Webster Rogers 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.