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Waste Management Data Breach

by | Jun 2, 2021 | Firm News

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in data breach cases, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving sensitive personal data entrusted to USA Waste-Management Resources, LLC (“Waste Management”).

WHAT HAPPENED?

On or about May 28, 2021, Waste Management reported to the California Attorney General that personal data stored in its network may have been compromised in a data breach.[1]

According to the letter, on January 21, 2021, Waste Management detected “suspicious activity” on its network and “immediately launched an investigation,” which concluded that an unauthorized third-party accessed Waste Management’s network between January 21, 2021 and January 23, 2021 and acquired certain files containing personal data.

The letter does not explain why the unauthorized third-party was able to maintain access to Waste Management’s network on January 22 and 23, 2021 despite “suspicious activity” first being discovered on January 21, 2021.

WHAT DATA IS INVOLVED IN THE WASTE MANAGEMENT DATA BREACH?

The letter submitted to the California Attorney General states that victims of the breach may have had the following data compromised:

  • Name,
  • Date of Birth,
  • Driver’s License Number, and
  • Social Security Number or National ID.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE BREACH?

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.

[1] A copy of the sample notice provided to the California Attorney General can be found at https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/WM%20-%20Sample%20Letter.pdf.