Posted On March 29, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 29, 2022 – Recently, Wolff-ST, LLC d/b/a Marmi and Wolff Shoe (“Marmi Shoes”) announced the company was the target of a cyberattack resulting in a hacker stealing the credit card information of as many as 14,350 customers.
It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from Marmi Shoes understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Marmi Shoes 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 Marmi Shoes.
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 January 24, 2022, Marmi Shoes was alerted to potentially fraudulent activity relating to certain customers’ payment information. The company investigated the incident and, on February 24, 2022, this investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party added malicious code to the www.marmishoes.com website that was intended to capture customers’ credit card numbers. This code was apparently active during the period between August 29, 2021 and January 31, 2022.
The compromised information related to this data breach consists of customers’ names and credit card information, including the credit card number, expiration date, and CVV number.
On March 15, 2022, Marmi Shoes began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Marmi Shoes is a women’s shoe company based in Fenton, Missouri. The company is owned by the Wolff Shoe Company. Marmi Shoes manufactures and sells the following brands of women’s shoes: VANELi, Sesto Meucci and WOZ. The company employs approximately 107 people and generates annual revenue of roughly $20 million.
When you allowed Marmi Shoes access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Marmi Shoes 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 Marmi Shoes breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Marmi Shoes was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Marmi Shoes 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 Marmi Shoes, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Marmi Shoes 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 Marmi Shoes 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.