Posted On April 26, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 26 – After discovering that sensitive customer data it had been holding was compromised due to a data security event, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. (Sun Pharma) filed a notice of a data breach to the Attorney General of Massachusetts on April 19, 2023. According to the company’s official report, the incident led to the disclosure of consumers’ names and Social Security numbers to a third party. Sun Pharma confirmed that customer data was compromised and immediately started notifying anyone involved.
The data breach lawyers of Console & Associates, P.C. who are investigating the data breach are still collecting evidence. You, as a data breach victim, need to know what legal options are open to you. If you are worried about your personal information being stolen and would like to know if you have a case against Sun Pharma for data breach compensation, we are offering free consultations to everyone who contacts us.
Specialty generic pharmaceutical business Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. (SPIN) is headquartered in Mumbai, India, and has 40 production sites in 20 countries. Sun Pharma produces a wide variety of pharmaceuticals, including generics, brand-name generics, over-the-counter medications, active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, specialty drugs, intermediates, and antiretroviral treatments. More than 38,000 people are employed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, and the company earns around $5.1 billion annually.
Sun Pharma reported to the Massachusetts Attorney General that it discovered an outsider had gained access to its internal network. Sun Pharma has begun looking into the issue to see what caused it and if any customer information was compromised. According to the Sun Pharma investigation, a third party gained access to sensitive customer information kept in the company’s database.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries immediately started reviewing the affected files to ascertain what information was stolen and how many customers were affected after learning that sensitive customer data had been made accessible to an unauthorized person. Your name and Social Security number can be among the compromised data; however, the specifics vary by individual.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries notified all customers whose personal information was exposed on April 19, 2023, through data breach letters.
Unfortunately, fraud and identity theft often follow data breaches. Hackers may either commit crimes with the information or sell it on the dark web to other criminals. While victims of a data breach may not find out about it for months, hackers frequently don’t waste much time getting to work with the information they’ve gained.
Even though the security breach was out of your hands as a consumer, it is still in your best interest to know how to mitigate the damage. We have created a list of actions to do immediately in the case of a data breach. If your financial information has been hacked, you should take further measures beyond those on this list.
When a company suffers a data breach, it must notify all affected customers and the appropriate state authorities. You should review the details supplied by Sun Pharma in the data breach notification once you get it. If any victims have reported fraud or identity theft, this information will be included in the breach notification letter along with the specifics of the breach and the steps being taken to avoid such instances in the future.
In light of the breach, Sun Pharma is providing free credit monitoring services to all breach victims for a period of 24 months. Normally, such services would cost between $20 and $40 per month. Monitoring your credit reports may help you catch fraudulent behavior quickly. As long as the firm is providing the discount, you should take advantage of it. Accepting this offer will not preclude you from filing a lawsuit against the company.
Even after enrolling in a credit monitoring service, you should continue to maintain a watchful eye on your financial records and credit reports. While it’s true that hackers don’t wait around to utilize the data they steal, there are situations when they lack the data they need to conduct the crimes they’ve planned. This means they will likely hold the data until they get access to the rest of the information they require. Keeping a close check on your accounts for a considerable amount of time (weeks or months) after a data breach has happened is therefore essential. They may not immediately put your information to use, but it doesn’t mean they won’t in the future.
Even if you think credit monitoring and manual account monitoring are adequate to avoid identity theft or fraud, it is necessary to take advantage of the free protection services given by the three main credit agencies. No one will be able to see your credit record without your consent if you freeze it. When you request a fraud alert, companies that pull your credit report will see a warning that your data may have been stolen.
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 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, 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.
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