Firm launches data breach class action against Equifax
September 8, 2017 – Firm partners Nick Carlin and David Given today filed a class action complaint against Equifax for the data breach announced on September 7, 2017. Equifax announced that beginning in May, 2017, highly sensitive and extremely valuable personal information of approximately 143 million American consumers was obtained by hackers through an Equifax based web application. The information obtained in the breach included social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses, driver license numbers, and credit card numbers. Consumers are subject to real risk of identity theft because Equifax failed to implement adequate security measures and technological safeguards despite knowing the credit services industry is increasingly facing data breach attacks. The complaint asks for a minimum of $5 million in damages for the California and Nationwide classes.