Munley Law is currently reviewing claims related to the Equifax data breach. Two Oregon residents have filed a class action lawsuit against Equifax, a major credit reporting agency that was hit by an unprecedented cyber-attack. The massive hack exposed the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans. The lawsuit alleges that Equifax was negligent and failed to protect the personal information of its users. Equifax now faces a multi-billion dollar lawsuit.
If you or a family member was affected by the cyber attack, contact us today for a free consultation.
On September 7, 2017, the company revealed that hackers had gained access to the names, social security numbers, drivers license numbers, and other personal information of millions of consumers in late July.
How do I know if I was affected by the Equifax data breach?
Equifax is one of three major credit reporting agencies. If you have a credit report (which you likely do, if you have applied for a credit card or a loan) then chances are that you may be affected by this breach.
What can I do now?
In light of the breach, some experts recommend placing a freeze on your credit to help prevent fraud, and closely monitor your credit report.
Equifax set up a data breach website for consumers, where consumers can get information on whether they have been affected, and is offering free credit protection service for one year. On Sunday September 10, Equifax issued a statement in response to criticism about the language on their data breach notification site. The company has removed the legal language on the website that would have forced users into arbitration and prevented them from seeking compensation through a class action.”Enrolling in the free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection that we are offering as part of this cybersecurity incident does not waive any rights to take legal action,” their statement says.
Contact Munley Law for a free consultation
If your personal information was compromised in the Equifax breach, contact Munley Law for a free and confidential consultation to learn about your legal options.
When companies fail to maintain appropriate safeguards and put consumers’ most sensitive information at risk, they must be held accountable. An experienced member of our team can help you understand your legal rights as a consumer and help you determine the next steps to take. Call, chat live, or email us today.