Data security breaches are becoming more common every year. When a company fails to properly protect data under its control and unauthorized individuals gain access to that information, those who have been affected may have the option of banding together and filing a class action lawsuit against the company responsible for the data security breach.
Research indicates that malicious outsiders cause the largest percentage of data security breaches and account for the majority of all compromised data. Furthermore, identity theft breaches continue to be the leading type of data security breach. Although most types of businesses can be victims of data breaches, the industries most affected by data breaches include healthcare, retail, social media, government, and professional services.
Below is a current list of data security breaches under investigation by Abington Cole + Ellery: