The Charlotte Housing Authority recently confirmed a data breach that compromised the private, personal information of current employees and some former employees. This data breach may have exposed employees’ names, addresses, Social Security numbers, wage information, and W-2 tax forms to hackers who apparently used a fake email account to access the information.
Honest workers entrust their sensitive, personal information to their employers, and expect that their employers will keep that information safe and confidential. Unfortunately, it appears that the Charlotte Housing Authority failed in this duty to its employees, and allowed their private information to fall into the hands of criminals.
Any potential data breach should be taken very seriously. If your personal information has been exposed, you may be at risk of fraud or identity theft. Victims potentially face serious disruptions in their everyday lives, including harm to their credit scores, complicated legal issues, and the significant costs of credit monitoring and other suddenly necessary protections.
Disclosure of personal information is unlawful, and the attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully brought lawsuits on behalf of data breach victims. If you are a current or former employee of the Charlotte, N.C. Housing Authority, and you believe your rights may have been violated in this data breach, please contact us immediately to discuss your legal options.