Statistics show hackers are highly motivated by money to acquire your data and personal information. They take it, use it to get credit in your name, access your accounts and trick your friends and family. If you don’t think your information is already in the hands of criminals, think again. That information can and likely will be used against you when you least expect it. Many experts agree that data breaches are already the #1 biggest threat to citizens of this nation. It is also clear that companies are not sufficiently prepared for data breaches. Between 2005 (when most data breach reporting began) and 2022, there were over 14,000 recorded breaches. 3,950 of those confirmed data breaches occurred in 2020 alone, with a cyberattack effort occurring every 39 seconds. The vast majority of people in this country were the subjects of hacking in just the past five years–often via multiple data breaches. This is a reality which is getting worse every day.
If you use credit cards, browse online or otherwise purchase products on the internet, you are a prime target for cybercrime–and you should call us immediately. Your credit card numbers, bank accounts, security codes, email addresses, passwords and medical health records are not safe.
Not only can we help you determine how and when your information was taken, we can give you great preventative tips going forward. Just as importantly, we can help you recover for your losses, including thousands of dollars of special penalties and incentives only available in California. While you have THREE YEARS to bring your claim, criminals act fast so don’t delay in taking this issue seriously. Many of our clients have experienced devastating impacts–losing money, time, businesses and personal property–simply because they were uninformed about these issues and because big business didn’t sufficiently protect their privacy rights.