C&T Files a Class Action Complaint Against Equifax Regarding Massive Data Breach
On September 8, 2017, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP filed a class action complaint in Georgia federal court against Equifax, Inc. on behalf of consumers affected in its massive data breach. The complaint seeks damages for negligence and violations of consumer fraud statutes for failure to maintain reasonable cybersecurity measures necessary to protect confidential consumer information.
Equifax is one of the Nation’s three giant credit reporting companies. Equifax collects and houses sensitive information about U.S. consumers including credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, Social Security numbers, and addresses. Because Equifax gathers this information from banks, credit card companies, and retailers, consumers are not generally aware that Equifax is gathering and storing their sensitive information. On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced that internet hackers had accessed its electronic databases and stole consumers’ confidential information. Equifax stated that 143 million U.S. consumers have been affected. The stolen information can be used to steal a consumers’ identities and harm credit histories.
If your information has been compromised or you would like to learn more about this case, please contact one of the attorneys listed below.