Posted On April 21, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 21 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) discovered on April 18, 2023, that sensitive customer data kept on the business’s computer network had been accessed by an unauthorized third party, prompting the company to submit a notification of data breach with the Maine Attorney General. According to the formal report filed by the company, the incident led to the exposure of customers’ names, phone numbers, birth dates, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit and debit card numbers, routing numbers, financial account information, passport numbers, medical information, and health insurance information. After it was determined that customer information had been compromised, HII immediately started notifying all 43,643 individuals whose personal information had been compromised.
Console & Associates, P.C., data breach lawyers are now investigating the data breach at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. If you have received a breach notification from HII and are concerned about the possibility of identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself, we are happy to meet with you for free to explore your possibilities for filing a claim for financial compensation.
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is a military shipbuilding corporation that mainly constructs vessels for the United States Navy and offers various ancillary services to this end. On the civil side, HII aids in the planning and execution of building projects as well as their commissioning, operation, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning. Huntington Ingalls Industries, headquartered in Newport, Virginia, employs about 43,000 people and brings in over $10.5 billion in yearly sales.
In a recent report with the Attorney General of Maine, HII revealed that during March and May of 2022, an outside entity with no connection to the firm gained access to certain of the company’s information storage systems. The inquiry indicated that the unauthorized individual gained access to files containing sensitive customer information.
Huntington Ingalls Industries has begun reviewing the affected files to determine what information was stolen and how many customers were affected after discovering that sensitive customer data was made accessible to an unauthorized person. Information such as names, phone numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, routing numbers, financial account information, passport numbers, medical information, and health insurance details may have been compromised, though the exact details depend on the individual.
On April 28, 2023, Huntington Ingalls Industries sent data breach notification letters to all customers whose personal information was stolen in the incident.
If Huntington Ingalls Industries notifies you of a data breach, it means that your information, including your name, SSN, and financial details, may have fallen into the wrong hands. Hackers may utilize this sensitive data in a variety of malicious ways. Identity theft and fraud sometimes include the use of stolen Social Security numbers. It’s also possible that such data may be sold on the dark web to criminals. Once hackers obtain even the most basic information about you, they may use that knowledge to perpetrate a wider variety of crimes. As a victim, you need to know your rights and what you can do to protect yourself.
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 Huntington Ingalls Industries 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.