Anyone who received a notice from Forever 21 stating that their information may have been compromised in a data breach.
What’s Going On?
In late August 2023, Forever 21 reported that more than 500,000 individuals had their personal information exposed in a cyberattack. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of victims.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help compensate data breach victims for any harm they experienced as a result of the incident, including lost time, identity theft and fraudulent charges.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Forever 21 in light of a data breach reported in late August 2023 that affected more than half a million people.
According to the clothing retailer, an unauthorized third party gained access to the company’s systems in early 2023 and obtained files containing current and former employees’Social Security numbers, Forever 21 health plan information, and other sensitive data.
It’s believed that Forever 21 may have failed to properly safeguard the private information with which it was entrusted and delayed in notifying affected individuals. Now, attorneys would like to hear from anyone who received notice of the hack to help determine whether a lawsuit is viable.
According to a notice sent to consumers, the company identified on March 20, 2023 that a cyber incident had “impacted a limited number of systems.” An investigation into the hack revealed that an unauthorized party obtained select files from Forever 21’s systems at various points between January 5, 2023 and March 21, 2023.
Files involved in the breach reportedly contained:
Social Security numbers
Bank account numbers
Forever 21 health plan information, including enrollment and premiums paid
In a statement to BleepingComputer.com, the retailer specified that the breach affected only current and former Forever 21 employees and did not include customers’ personal information.
While Forever 21 maintained that the risk to victims of the hack is “low,” the company is offering a free 12-month membership to an identity theft protection service.
How Could a Class Action Help?
A class action lawsuit could help victims of the Forever 21 data breach recover money for:
Loss of privacy
Damage to credit
Time lost responding to the breach
Out-of-pocket expenses, such as money spent obtaining credit reports and additional credit monitoring or identity theft protection services