Data Breach at Sheridan Production Company III, LLC Prompts Investigation into Class Action Lawsuit

Console & Associates, P.C. Looking into Possible Class Action Lawsuit Against Sheridan Production Company III, LLC Following Data Breach
MARLTON, N.J. - Jan. 6, 2022 - PRLog -- The law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. recently initiated an investigation into whether consumers impacted by the recent data breach at Sheridan Production Company III, LLC have a legal remedy against the company. If evidence emerges that Sheridan Production Company III did not rely on the appropriate procedures to protect consumer data leading up to the breach, affected consumers may be able to join a class action lawsuit against the company.

The Sheridan Production Company III data breach is only a recent example of the scourge of data breaches in recent months. Data breaches are carried out by hackers or other bad actors, usually with the intent to obtain sensitive consumer information that can later be used to commit identity theft or for other criminal purposes.  While there is not yet any indication that Sheridan Production Company III, LLC bears any responsibility for the breach; it raises questions about the steps the company took to secure the information consumers entrusted the company to care for. If it turns out that the company mishandled or failed to protect sensitive consumer data, Sheridan Production Company III, LLC may be financially responsible through a data breach class action lawsuit.

Attorney Richard Console, founder of Console & Associates, P.C., explains, "It's easy to place all the blame for a data breach on the person who hacks into a company's system; however, this ignores the legal and moral obligation businesses owe to their customers. When someone gives a company their business, they trust that the information in the company's possession will remain private—and out of the hands of criminals. While protecting consumer data requires a business to undergo some effort and expense, in our current environment of widespread hacking, this is a cost of doing business that all companies must take seriously."

On September 29, 2021, Sheridan Production Company III, LLC, was the target of a cyberattack. After investigating the breach with the assistance of cybersecurity professionals, Sheridan Production Company III discovered someone had gained unauthorized access to the company's network. Further investigation revealed the unauthorized party may have accessed the following information pertaining to more than 32,000 individuals:
  • First name,
  • Last name,
  • Social Security number,
  • Tax ID number,
  • Driver's license number, and
  • Financial account information.

Subsequently, on October 25, 2021, the company sent data breach notifications to all affected individuals, informing them that their information may have been accessed between August 14, 2021 and August 19, 2021.

If evidence emerges that Sheridan Production Company III failed to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of consumers' data, those who received a data breach notification letter may be able to pursue financial compensation through a class action data breach lawsuit.

Anyone in receipt of a data breach letter from Sheridan Production Company III, LLC can limit the risk of identity theft by taking the following steps:
  1. Carefully review the entire data letter from Sheridan Production Company III;
  2. Make and keep a copy of the data breach notification letter;
  3. Sign up for the free credit monitoring service provided by Sheridan Production Company III;
  4. Change passwords and security questions to all online accounts;
  5. Frequently review all credit card and bank account statements for any signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  6. Monitor credit reports regularly for any unexpected changes or signs of identity theft;
  7. Contact a credit bureau to request a temporary fraud alert; and
  8. Notify all banks and credit card companies of the data breach.

To learn more about this data breach, please visit https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/data-breach-alert-sheridan-production-7317265/

The lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are dedicated to the protection of consumer privacy. To help ensure consumers' sensitive data remains secure in the hands of corporations, the firm investigates a wide range of cybercrimes, including data breaches, ransomware attacks and other network intrusions. Console & Associates, P.C. can be reached through the firm's website at https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/consumer-privacy-data-breach-lawyers/.
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