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PAYDAY AMERICA INC. DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION INVESTIGATION

by | Nov 21, 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 data entrusted to Payday America, Inc., potentially including the following personal information: “names, addresses, phone number and email address; and driver’s license number, and social security number.”[1] Payday America is located at 181 River Ridge Circle South, Burnsville, MN 55337.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

According to the data breach notice letter Payday America sent to the Maine Attorney General’s office, Payday America experienced outages on September 28, 2021 “and discovered that the company was the victim of a ransomware attack…”[2]  Notably, Payday America publicized that the cybercriminals informed it that “they retained copies [of] much of the data and threatened to leak the information which could make it available to other cybercriminals.”[3]

It its reporting to the Maine Attorney General, Payday America indicated that approximately 85,746 individuals’ sensitive, personal information was exposed in the data breach.

 

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

Payday America stated that the following information was included in the data breach,

  • Names,
  • Addresses,
  • Phone number and email address,
  • driver’s license number, and,
  • social security number.[4]

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE PAYDAY AMERICA DATA BREACH?

 

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to the Payday America, Inc. Data Breach, 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] PAY.pdf located at https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeviewer/ME/40/50d22a46-3439-41ac-a535-8c1f7e071fde.shtml

[2] Id.

[3] Id.

[4] Id.