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Exposure to cyber crime

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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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GameStop Corporation has agreed to a settlement in a class action about a cyber attack on its computer systems that occurred sometime between August 10, 2016 and February 9, 2017.

Anthem Building

Anthem announced in February 2015 that it had been the target of a data breach that exposed the personal information of roughly 79 million people.

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Sonic acknowledges that it experienced a data breach that exposed the PII, credit card numbers, and other information of approximately five million customers that could allow criminals to make fraudulent charges to their accounts. The complaint for this class action alleges that it was Sonic’s negligence that enabled the data breach. Other chains, such as Wendy’s and Chipotle, have experienced data breaches recently which the complaint alleges should have put Sonic on notice. However, the complaint alleges, the system Sonic was using was in fact thirty years old, and while the company was working to update it, some locations were still on the old system.

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On March 7, 2016, Advance Auto Parts was the victim of a phishing attack, resulting in the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) concerning current and former Advanced Auto Parts employees. An outside third party obtained unauthorized access to employee PII through a phishing-type attack by posing as an employee.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that MAPCO was negligent in failing to prevent the May 2013 data breach and therefore violated the law.

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In the fall of 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was the victim of an unprecedented cyberattack. Following the cyberattack, the perpetrators released stolen SPE data on the Internet, some of which contained personally identifiable information concerning current and former employees of SPE and its subsidiaries and certain other individuals.