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Exposure to cyber crime

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Property with Swimming Pool

When data breaches happen, it’s important that companies discover them promptly, put an end to them promptly, and just as promptly let customers know. This data breach class action, against Starwood Hotels & Resorts and its parent company, Marriott International, Inc., claims that hackers had access to customer data for four years and that the companies waited for more than two months before publicizing the breach when they discovered it.

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Data breaches are bad enough. But when a company does not promptly tell customers that their information has been exposed, people get angry. The complaint for this class action alleges that Five Below, Inc. suffered a data breach and waited for a month before telling its customers.

UCLA Health Facility

On July 17, 2015, the Regents of the University of California revealed that UCLA Health had suffered a cyber intrusion, although it is unclear whether the attackers accessed or removed information in the network. The resulting class action, which alleged that cybersecurity was inadequate, is being resolved by this settlement.

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Taconic Biosciences, Inc. is settling a class action concerning a data breach that occurred around the end of January 2017. The complaint alleged that the company was negligent, among other things, and that that led to the exposure of employee W-2 information.

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Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC is settling a class action centering on a data breach that took place from February 16 to July 7, 2016. The attack installed malware on servers that processed payment cards, taking card numbers, expiration dates, and verification codes, and in some cases cardholder names as well.

Hacker in Hoodie Against Global Map

Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation (CHSPSC) is settling a suit consolidating a number of class actions about a data breach in its systems in April and June 2014. The breach is believed to have been perpetrated by an Advanced Persistent Threat group originating in China.

Experian Building

Experian is putting aside $22 million to settle a class action regarding a data breach that took place in September 2015. The complaint alleged that Experian did not take adequate precautions to prevent the data breach, which exposed the personal information of approximately 15 million T-Mobile customers who applied for services or device financing through September 16, 2015.

A Noodle Dish at Zippy's

FCH Enterprises, Inc. owns Zippy’s Restaurant, Napoleon’s Bakery, Kahala Sushi, Pearl City Sushi, and Pomaika’I Ballrooms, all in Hawaii. This class action alleged that FCH allowed a data breach that exposed credit and debit card information between November 23, 2017 and March 29, 2018.

Silhouettes of People Using Facebook

Facebook, Inc. has again exposed the personal information of users, this time in a data breach announced on September 28, 2018. The complaint for this class action claims that the company’s “lax security practices” led to the breach, which exposed information pertaining to some thirty million Facebook users.

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Wendy’s will pay more than $3 million to settle a class action alleging it was at fault when the point-of-sale systems at certain of its franchised restaurants were breached between 2015 and 2016. The malware used in the breach permitted the hackers to obtain customer payment card information.

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