MARLTON, N.J. - Jan. 27, 2022 - PRLog -- In recent data-breach news, the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. announced that it will be opening an investigation into the recent Aditi Consulting data breach to determine what, if any, legal remedies those impacted by the breach have against the company. If evidence emerges that Aditi Consulting was negligent in the storage of consumer data or otherwise mishandled information entrusted to the company, it may be financially liable through a data breach class action lawsuit.
This is not the first data breach to make headlines over the past couple of months. However, few consumers fully understand the risks these cyber-security events pose. A data breach occurs when a hacker or other unauthorized party gains access to a company's computer systems, usually with the intent of obtaining consumer data located on the network. While there are many ways in which unauthorized parties can orchestrate a data breach, they often involve a person hacking into a company's network and then either removing data or installing harmful software on the network.
News surrounding the Aditi Consulting data breach is developing, and an investigation into the breach is still in its early stages. However, the situation raises legitimate concerns about Aditi Consulting's efforts to keep consumer data secure. If it turns out that the company failed to implement an adequate system to protect consumer privacy, those whose information was compromised may be eligible for financial compensation.
Attorney Richard Console explains, "It's easy to place all the blame for a data breach on the person who hacks into an organization's system; however, this ignores the legal and moral obligation that these companies owe to consumers. When someone gives an organization their information, they trust that the organization will ensure the information remains private—and out of the hands of criminals. While protecting consumer data requires an organization to undergo some effort and expense, in our current environment of widespread hacking, this is a cost of doing business that all organizations must take seriously."
According to the most recent news release issued by Aditi Consulting, on December 14, 2021, the company noticed suspicious activity on some of its computer systems. Aditi Consulting investigated the activity, confirming that the company's network was the subject of a "sophisticated cyber-attack." As a result of the breach, the names and Social Security numbers of 5,216 current and former employees and consultants were accessible to the unauthorized party on December 9, 2021.
Subsequently, Aditi Consulting began sending out written notice of the breach to all affected parties. In these letters, the company describes what occurred and lays out a few steps employees and consultants can take to protect themselves. While Aditi Consulting cannot confirm that any of the compromised information was used by the unauthorized party, the company encourages those who received a data breach letter to keep a lookout for any signs of identity theft, fraud, or other unauthorized activity.
Those receiving a data breach letter from Aditi Consulting should take the following steps to protect themselves:
- Carefully review the letter sent by Aditi Consulting;
- Retain a copy of the data breach notification letter;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Aditi Consulting;
- Change all passwords and security questions to online accounts;
- Frequently review all credit card and bank account statements for any signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for any unexpected changes or signs of identity theft;
- Contact a credit bureau to request a temporary fraud alert; and
- Notify all banks and credit card companies of the data breach.
To learn more about this data breach, please visit https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/data-breach-alert-aditi-consulting/.
Console & Associates P.C. is committed to protecting consumers' privacy interests from the ever-present threat of cyberattacks. The firm investigates all types of data breaches, ransomware attacks and other network intrusions to determine the legal rights of consumers who trusted corporations with their personal data. Consumers can reach Console & Associates, P.C. through the firm's website at https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/consumer-privacy-data-breach-lawyers/.
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