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Jim Koons Automotive Data Breach Class Action Investigation

by | Jan 15, 2022 | 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 Jim Koons Automotive Company, a Virginia company. Exposed data includes customers’ names, financial account number or credit/debit card number (in combination with security code, access code, password or PIN for the account).[1]

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

According to a sample data breach notification letter that Jim Koons Automotive provided to the Maine Attorney General, the data breach started on June 5, 2021.[2] Jim Koons Automotive admitted that an unauthorized actor gained access to Jim Koons Automotive’ s system. Despite the breach originally taking place on June 5, 2021, Jim Koons Automotive did not complete its review of the data breach until December 21, 2021 – almost half a year after the breach occurred. Furthermore, Jim Koons Automotive failed to notify individuals impacted by its data breach until January 2022.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IMPACTED BY THE DATA BREACH?

In total, the data of approximately 114,153 individuals was compromised in the breach.

The letters to victims do not explain why Jim Koons Automotive did not discover the breach sooner, or why it waited approximately nearly seven months after learning of the breach to start notifying victims.

 

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

Jim Koons Automotive has disclosed the following information was included in the data breach:

  • names,
  • financial account number or credit/debit card number (in combination with density code, access code, password or PIN for the account).

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE JIM KOONS AUTOMOTIVE 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 responding to the Jim Koons Automotive 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] https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeviewer/ME/40/ec8e5dc7-e259-4847-8a94-23b789691b54.shtml

[2] Id.