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Posted On April 14, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches

Data Breach at Rackspace Causes Leaked Consumer Information at Kibble Equipment

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Kibble Equipment, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

Data Breach AlertApril 14 – Kibble Equipment (Kibble) notified the Montana Attorney General of a data breach on April 10, 2023, after discovering that data stored in Rackspace Cloud Services had been breached by a third party. According to Rackspace’s official filing, the incident led to an unauthorized third party getting access to the sensitive information of its customers; nevertheless, the specific details of this leak remain unknown. When it became clear that customer information had been compromised, Kibble Equipment immediately started notifying those whose personal information had been compromised.

If you’ve been notified of a data breach, it’s crucial that you know what information is in danger. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are conducting an investigation into the Rackspace data breach on behalf of individuals whose personal information was compromised. Those who have been affected by this breach and would like to discuss the potential for identity theft, steps they can take to protect themselves, and potential legal options for seeking compensation from Rackspace and Kibble Equipment are invited to schedule a free consultation with us as part of this investigation.

About Kibble Equipment

In Owatonna, Minnesota, Kibble Equipment is a certified John Deere dealer that also sells secondhand tractors, skid steers, track loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders. John Deere isn’t the only brand of tractor and garden tool that this business fixes. Kibble Equipment has around 354 employees and annual sales of over $129 million.

About Rackspace

Cloud adoption, strategy optimization, data management, and security are just some of the services offered by Rackspace Cloud Services, a software and IT firm. Rackspace, which has been around since 1998 and is located in San Antonio, Texas, is a cloud computing company that now employs over 7,200 people and has annual sales of around $3 billion.

Information About the Rackspace / Kibble Equipment Breach

Kibble was informed by one of its contractors, Razor Consulting, on January 12, 2023, that another of Razor’s vendors, Rackspace Cloud Services, had suffered a data breach, according to a document filed with the Montana Attorney General. Kibble Equipment had given Razor Consulting the information needed to complete vendor W9s and customer exemption certifications.

When Kibble Equipment heard about the Rackspace hack, they looked into the information given by Razor to see whether any customer data had been compromised. The Kibble investigation verified that certain customer information was among the exposed material.

After learning that private customer information had fallen into the wrong hands, Kibble Equipment launched a thorough investigation of the compromised files to ascertain what data had been exposed and who had been affected. Kibble Equipment has not yet disclosed what information was compromised in the Rackspace hack.

Kibble Equipment notified all customers whose personal information was exposed in the current data security incident via letter on April 10, 2023.

What Legal Recourse Do Victims of the Rackspace and Kibble Equipment Data Breaches Have?

In most cases of data theft, hackers or other criminals manage to get past a company’s data protection measures. Identity theft is only one of many types of fraud that may be committed using stolen information. It may be difficult to track down a hacker after a data breach, and even if you do, they might not have enough money or property to pay a judgment even if you win.

It’s not so simple to assign exclusive guilt to the hacker who initiated an assault on sensitive information. A corporation that has been the subject of a cyberattack may be held liable for any damages suffered by the victims of the attack under U.S. data breach regulations.

A corporation that suffers a data breach might be considered a victim. Companies that collect and store customer data are also in a unique position to protect it from cybercriminals. In this way, the only “innocent victims” of a data breach are the customers whose information is compromised.

In light of this fact, both state and federal law impose strict requirements on businesses that collect or agree to maintain personally identifiable information. Therefore, in certain situations, the attacked business may be responsible for the victim’s damages.

Companies that collect and maintain personal information about Americans are required to do so in accordance with federal law to prevent the spread of identity theft and other forms of fraud. Companies that are careless with their customers’ personal information may face financial consequences in the event of a data breach. It may be difficult to ascertain whether a company’s negligence directly contributed to a breach, and the regulations regulating such claims are complex. Therefore, anybody curious about data breach claims should seek the advice of a data breach attorney.

If You Have Been Affected by Kibble Equipment Data Breach, Console & Associates, P.C. Can Help

The consumer privacy lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. help customers affected by data and security breaches pursue legal solutions by offering free consultations. By explaining your rights in clear, concise terms, we help you make an informed decision about your next steps. If you are a victim of the Kibble Equipment data breach, Console & Associates, P.C. will investigate at no charge to you and offer advice on how to proceed. If you decide to pursue a case, rest assured that we don’t get paid unless you do. If your claim is successful, legal fees are either paid out of the funds recovered or by the defendant. If your claim is not successful, you pay nothing.

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NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Kibble Equipment, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.