Posted On April 21, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 21 – West Technology Group, LLC (WTG) confirmed on April 18, 2023, that an unauthorized third party was able to access and delete personal employee information from the business’s computer network, prompting the company to submit a notification of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine. According to the company’s official report, the event led to the disclosure of workers’ names and Social Security numbers to a third party. WTG started mailing data breach notification letters to all 86,548 persons affected by the recent data security issue once it was confirmed that customer data was exposed.
Console & Associates, P.C.’s data breach lawyers are still digging into what caused the data breach at West Technology Group. If you’ve gotten a notification letter about the breach, it’s possible that your private information has been disclosed to a third party without your knowledge or consent. Victims of the breach may take advantage of our no-cost consultations to learn more about their legal rights, preventative measures, and the possibility of pursuing legal action against WTG for monetary compensation.
Omaha, Nebraska is home to West Technology Group, LLC, a telecommunications provider. The firm, previously known as Intrado Corporation, creates cloud-based technologies to serve as the backbone for global corporations’ communication and network infrastructure needs. The corporation has its roots in Omaha, Nebraska, but it has branches all over the globe, including the US, Europe, Canada, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East. West Technology Group was founded in 1986, and now it employs over 10,722 people and has annual sales of over $2.3 billion.
The corporation reported suspicious activities inside its computer network on December 1, 2022, as stated in a filing with the Attorney General of Maine. As a result, WTG took precautions to protect its network and began investigating with the aid of outside cybersecurity experts. According to WTG’s inquiry, an unauthorized party gained access to several files holding sensitive personnel information.
After learning that private customer information had fallen into the wrong hands, West Technology Group started going through the affected files to figure out what had been leaked and who had been affected. On March 22, 2023, WTG finally finished the job. Your name and Social Security number can be among the compromised data; however, the specifics depend on who you are.
West Technology Group notified those whose personal information was stolen in the current data security incident via letter on April 18, 2023.
Companies like West Technology Group generally have public confidence because of their track record of keeping customer data secure. Because of this breach, we can no longer take it for granted. Potential criminals may now have access to your personal data thanks to hacking. Perhaps they want to make a buck by selling your information to criminals on the deep web. Theft of personal information like this might lead to serious consequences, including fraud and identity theft.
You put all your trust in WTG to keep your information secure, and as a victim, there’s nothing you could have done to stop this. You may be able to sue WTG for damages related to the data breach if the investigation reveals that the firm was negligent.
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 West Technology Group, LLC 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.