Altice USA Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 11, 2024 1:53 PM
The Altice USA data breach, made public on March 1, 2024, exposed sensitive consumer data including names, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, and dates of birth. The breach has reportedly affected 426 individuals in Texas. Affected consumers are advised to monitor their accounts, change passwords, and be vigilant against scams.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you're an Altice USA customer, you may have heard the unsettling news: your personal information could have been exposed in a recent data breach. This incident may have compromised your sensitive data, and it's important to understand your rights in this situation. If affected, you could be eligible for compensation, and lawyers are ready to help guide you through this process.

What Happened?

On March 1, 2024, Altice USA reported a data breach to the Texas Attorney General's office. This breach potentially exposed personal information, including names, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, and dates of birth. Altice USA is a major player in the telecommunications industry, providing broadband, mobile, entertainment, and voice services to millions. The breach has affected 426 individuals in Texas, and it's crucial to take this development seriously as it could have far-reaching consequences for those involved.

Your Rights and Next Steps

Your personal information is protected by law, and companies are required to safeguard it. When a data breach occurs, you have the right to be informed promptly and to know what type of information was compromised. Altice USA has sent out notices via U.S. Mail to those affected.

Here's what you can do if you believe your information was part of this breach:

  • Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your bank statements, credit reports, and insurance statements for any unauthorized activity.
  • Place a Fraud Alert: Contact one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to place a free fraud alert on your credit reports.
  • Consider a Credit Freeze: This prevents credit, loans, and services from being opened in your name without your consent.
  • Change Passwords: Update your passwords and use strong, unique combinations for different accounts.
  • Keep Documentation: If you find any evidence of fraud or identity theft, keep detailed records, including dates, times, and names of people you spoke to regarding the issue.
  • Report Identity Theft: If you suspect identity theft, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at IdentityTheft.gov.
  • Seek Legal Advice: Lawyers are ready to help you understand your legal options and whether you are entitled to compensation.

For detailed information on the breach, you can visit the Texas Attorney General's website.

Joining a Lawsuit

If your data was compromised in the Altice USA breach, you might have the option to join a class action lawsuit. Participation in a lawsuit could help you receive compensation for damages caused by the breach, such as unauthorized transactions, identity theft, or other financial losses.

To join a lawsuit or explore your legal options, please complete the below form. It's a step towards protecting your rights and potentially receiving compensation for any harm you've experienced due to this data breach. Lawyers are ready to assist you throughout this process.

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