Posted On May 10, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
May 10 – After discovering that an outside entity had breached the company’s data security and accessed sensitive customer information, RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. filed a notification of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine on May 5, 2023. According to the company’s formal declaration, the breach led to the exposure of consumers’ names, addresses, account numbers, and Social Security numbers. After it was determined that customer information had been compromised, RoadSafe immediately started notifying those whose personal information had been compromised via letter.
If you get a notice of a data breach, it is vital that you understand what is at risk. Console & Associates, P.C.’s data breach lawyers are investigating the hack of RoadSafe Traffic Systems on behalf of people whose information was stolen. As part of our inquiry, we are offering free consultations to anybody who has been affected by this breach, worried about identity theft, wants to talk about what they can do to protect themselves, and wants to pursue legal action against RoadSafe Traffic Systems.
When it comes to traffic management and pavement marking, utility companies, engineers, railways, schools, state governments, and contractors all turn to RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. RoadSafe’s headquarters may be in Chicago, but the company has more than 40 offices around the country where it offers its paving marking services. More than 2,000 people are employed by RoadSafe Traffic Systems, which was founded in 2007 and today earns over $653 million in annual sales.
According to a report filed with the Maine Attorney General’s Office, RoadSafe discovered malicious behavior on its network on April 10, 2023. RoadSafe immediately shut down the compromised parts of its network, notified law enforcement, and began looking into the matter.
While the RoadSafe investigation is underway, the business has already confirmed that a third party gained access to the company’s network and perhaps accessed files containing sensitive consumer information.
When RoadSafe Traffic Systems learned that private customer information had fallen into the wrong hands, it immediately initiated an investigation of the compromised files to ascertain what data had been exposed and how many customers had been affected. Your name, bank account information, and Social Security number may have been compromised, albeit the specifics vary on the person.
RoadSafe Traffic Systems notified all those whose information was compromised as a consequence of the incident on May 5, 2023, using data breach letters.
Companies, organizations, and even governments might all face legal consequences if they are found to have been culpable for a data breach. Each year, millions of people in the United States experience financial loss as a direct consequence of data breaches. Victims of identity theft may spend hundreds of hours attempting to put their lives back together after the theft. However, in more intricate scenarios, this figure may increase dramatically.
Neither companies nor their employees ever want a data breach to occur, and no one organization ever takes the entire blame for a breach that happens. Cybercriminals usually target a particular business or government agency when they launch an attack on a computer network. Cybercriminals resort to elaborate frauds and techniques to gain entry. Organizations that keep up with data privacy issues and invest in good data security measures may avoid the great majority of data breaches and quickly detect the few that do get through.
There are several ways in which a company’s negligence may lead to or worsen a data breach. For instance, if an employee improperly stores sensitive information, the company might be held liable for a data breach. If an employee responds to a phishing email by giving the attackers personal information or login credentials, the company might be held liable.
These are just a handful of the many ways in which a company’s negligence may have led to a data breach. Data breach victims may have a hard time determining whether they have a claim since it might be difficult, if not impossible, for them to establish what triggered the breach. Data breach attorneys are investigating the situation to determine the victims’ legal possibilities, albeit it is too soon to tell whether or not Roadsafe Traffic Systems was culpable in the events leading up to the leak.
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 RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. 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.
Below is a portion of the letter sent to affected individuals:
RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. (“RoadSafe”) is writing to make you aware of an event that may impact some of your information. This notice provides you with details about the event, our response, and steps you may take to help protect your information, should you feel it is appropriate to do so.
What Happened? On April 10, 2023, RoadSafe identified suspicious activity related to certain systems within our computer network. We promptly took steps to respond, including isolating the affected machines, disconnecting our network from the internet, and commencing a thorough investigation into the full nature and scope of the activity. Although the investigation is still ongoing, we have determined that there was unauthorized access to the RoadSafe network. Therefore, RoadSafe initiated a review of its systems to determine the type of information potentially at risk, and to whom it related. Following its initial review, RoadSafe worked diligently to identify address information for any potentially affected individuals. Although the nature and extent of the unauthorized access, including whether it impacts you, remain under investigation, in an abundance of caution, we are notifying you about the event before the investigation is complete so that you may take steps to protect your information.
What Information Was Involved? The information related to you potentially impacted as a result of this event may include your name, Social Security number, and financial account information.
What We Are Doing. Information security is one of RoadSafe’s highest priorities, and we have security measures in place to protect information in our care. We responded promptly when we discovered this event by taking steps to secure our systems and commence a comprehensive investigation. We are also reviewing and enhancing existing policies and procedures and implementing additional safeguards to further secure the information in our systems. We also reported this incident to federal law enforcement. Although we do not have any evidence of misuse of information, as an added precaution, RoadSafe is offering you access to twenty-four (24) months of credit monitoring and identity protection services at no cost to you. You will find information on how to enroll in these services in the “Steps You Can Take To Help Protect Information” section of this letter. We encourage you to enroll in these services as we are not able to do so on your behalf.
What You Can Do. We encourage you to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing your account statements and monitoring your free credit reports for suspicious activity and to detect errors. Please also review the information contained in the “Steps You Can Take To Help Protect Information” section of this letter.
For More Information. We understand that you may have questions about this event that are not addressed in this notice. If you have additional questions or concerns, please call our dedicated assistance line at 877-357-0748, which is available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (excluding major U.S. holidays).