Over a year after being alerted by the FBI and credit card companies about a potential widespread data breach, the popular chain of restaurants, DiBella’s Subs, has only just recently informed customers that their credit card information may have been compromised. According to reporting and statements by DiBella’s, a cybercrime syndicate may have exploited flaws in the company’s security to access sensitive personal identifying and financial information of over 300,000 credit or debit cards, including customer names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and CVV security code numbers.
Identity theft is a multi-billion dollar problem. Although many companies have responded to this threat appropriately, some continue to risk theft of the sensitive personal and medical information entrusted to them by consumers and patients. Unfortunately, it appears DiBella’s may have failed to protect the sensitive patient information of their customers. Cybercriminals use such information to commit identity theft and financial fraud, or to sell such sensitive data on the dark web. Identity theft wreaks havoc on consumers’ finances, credit history, and reputation and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. A person whose personal information has been compromised by such a data breach may not see the full extent of the identity theft or fraud they have been exposed to for years.
Attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of data breach victims. We are currently investigating this matter, as well as other data breaches. If you believe that your credit card information may have been unlawfully accessed after you used your card at any of DiBella’s locations, please contact us to discuss your legal options.