Posted On May 11, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
May 11 – Sysco Corporation started notifying workers on May 3, 2023, about a data breach caused by a recent hack. Preliminary investigations indicate that someone outside of the organization gained access to sensitive employee information, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and maybe more. Sysco started notifying anyone affected by the data breach through mail when it became clear that customer information had been compromised.
Data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are now looking into the situation at Sysco Corporation. We are offering free consultations to anybody who believes they may have been impacted by the Sysco data breach and would want to learn more about the dangers of identity theft, preventative measures, and available legal remedies as part of our investigation.
Sysco Corporation is a global company that supplies institutions, including schools, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other food service businesses with utensils, food items, kitchen equipment, and associated commodities. Sysco is a global food service distribution company with headquarters in Houston, Texas. Sysco Corp. began operations in 1969, and now it employs over 71,000 people and earns over $71 billion annually.
Sysco discovered a cybersecurity incident impacting the company’s computer network on March 5, 2023, as stated in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a letter to impacted workers. To find out more about the incident and whether or if any customer or staff information was compromised, Sysco has begun its own investigation.
Sysco is still looking into the matter; however, they have shared some findings thus far. A Sysco spokesperson said that the hacker who carried out the assault was able to delete material vital to the functioning of its business, customers, workers, and personal data” from the company’s computers. Sysco reports that the categories of employee data that were compromised include names, residences, Social Security numbers, and maybe other forms of data.
Sysco Corp. notified those whose personal information was exposed by mailing them letters on May 3, 2022.
Data breaches occur when hackers gain unauthorized access to a company’s computer system and steal sensitive customer information. Identity theft is only one sort of fraud that may result from criminals obtaining private information. Hackers are accountable for these intrusions. Nonetheless, tracking down a hacker after a breach is difficult, and even if you do, they may not be able to afford to pay a judgment, win or lose.
Identifying the individual responsible for an assault on sensitive information might be difficult. Data breach victims in the United States may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the business that was hacked for damages under U.S. data breach laws. Companies that collect and store customer data also serve as the last line of protection against cybercriminals. Consumers whose information is compromised are, thus, the only “innocent victims” of a data breach. Businesses have responsibilities under both state and federal law to protect the privacy of their customers’ personal data throughout the collecting and storage processes.
In the United States, firms that collect and maintain personally identifiable information about their customers are subject to strict regulatory requirements. Companies that are negligent with their customers’ personal information might face financial consequences in the event of a data breach. Legislation regulating such claims is notoriously complicated, and it is not always straightforward to evaluate whether or not a firm acted negligently in the circumstances leading up to a breach. An experienced data breach attorney is the best resource for answering questions about data breach claims.
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 Sysco Corporation 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 notice posted on their website:
On March 5, 2023, Sysco became aware of a cybersecurity event perpetrated by a threat actor believed to have begun on January 14, 2023. Immediately upon detection, Sysco initiated an investigation, with the assistance of cybersecurity and forensics professionals. The investigation determined that the threat actor extracted certain company data, including data relating to operation of the business, customers, employees and personal data. This data extraction has not impacted Sysco’s operational systems and related business functions, and its service to customers continued uninterrupted. Sysco also notified federal law enforcement. The investigation is ongoing, and Sysco has begun the process of preparing to comply with its obligations with respect to the extracted data.