Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

January 21, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the Ashford data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Ashford data breach.

Around September 20, 2023, Ashford identified unusual activities in its computer network. In response, Ashford initiated an inquiry with the aid of computer forensic experts to protect its systems and ascertain the extent and nature of the event. The inquiry revealed that on September 7, 2023, an unauthorized individual gained access to specific systems in Ashford's computer network and retrieved files from these systems.

Subsequently, Ashford conducted an analysis of these files to understand the type of data they contained and the individuals it pertained to. By November 8, 2023, this analysis was complete, revealing that the files included information about certain individuals. Since this discovery, Ashford has been verifying the relevant information and searching for the necessary contact details to issue notifications. Immediately after detecting the breach, Ashford undertook prompt measures to investigate, gauge the security of its systems, and identify the individuals possibly impacted.

Ashford also informed federal law enforcement about the breach. Currently, Ashford is focusing on enhancing its security measures.

As a result of the data breach, Ashford is offering 24 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 46,900 individuals were affected by the Ashford data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: names and Social Security numbers.

Additional information about the Ashford data breach may be found here: Ashford Data Breach Notification.

Ashford Inc., listed on the NYSE American as AINC, specializes as an alternative asset management company with a distinct focus on the real estate and hospitality sectors. This Dallas-based firm advises two significant NYSE-listed real estate investment trusts: Ashford Hospitality Trust and Braemar Hotels & Resorts, managing a combined portfolio of 110 hotels with over 25,000 rooms and a total gross asset value of approximately $7.6 billion. Ashford Trust concentrates on upper upscale, full-service hotels, while Braemar is inclined towards luxury hotels and resorts. Further diversifying its portfolio, Ashford Inc. also strategically invests in and accelerates the growth of various operating companies within the hospitality industry, thereby creating synergistic benefits for its advised platforms.

An array of specialized services and products operate under the Ashford banner. These include Ashford Securities LLC, a managing broker/dealer and FINRA member, and other subsidiaries like Remington, a hotel management company, and OpenKey, specializing in mobile keyless entry for hotels. This diverse range of services not only amplifies Ashford Inc.'s presence in the hospitality sector but also enhances the overall value provided to its clients and stakeholders.

For more information about steps you can take to possibly reduce the chances harm arising from a data breach, please review the following article: What are some steps you can take if you've been the victim of a data breach?

If you believe you are a victim of the Ashford data breach, and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit regarding this data breach, please submit your information via the form on this webpage. This website is not associated with nor authorized by Ashford or any affiliated companies.