Data Breach

AJC International Data Breach: Know Your Rights

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you've recently learned that your personal information may have been compromised in the AJC International data breach, it's crucial to understand that you have rights and may be eligible for compensation. Lawyers are ready to help guide you through the process of protecting your identity and seeking any damages for the harm you may have suffered.

What Happened?

AJC International, Inc., a global marketer in the wholesale food industry, experienced a significant data breach due to a vulnerability in its NetScaler products, owned by Citrix. In late 2023, an unauthorized actor exploited this vulnerability to gain access to a part of AJC's network and attempted a ransomware attack on November 2, 2023. The incident was swiftly contained, but not before the threat actor exfiltrated files that included personal information such as names and Social Security numbers.

AJC has since taken measures to secure their networks and improve system security. They have also provided affected individuals with access to credit monitoring and identity restoration services through Experian, at no charge, which must be activated by May 31, 2024. For more details, you can view the full disclosure on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

Your Rights and Next Steps

Your personal information is valuable, and its exposure can lead to identity theft and fraud. Here's what you can do to protect yourself:

  • Enroll in Complimentary Credit Monitoring Services: AJC is offering 24 months of free credit monitoring through Experian's IdentityWorks. To enroll, visit Experian IdentityWorks and enter the activation code provided in your notice. Remember, the deadline for enrollment is May 31, 2024.

  • Review Your Credit Reports: You're entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. Visit Annual Credit Report to request yours. Regular monitoring can help you spot and address any suspicious activity early on.

  • Consider Placing a Fraud Alert: This tells creditors to contact you before opening new accounts or making changes to your existing accounts. Contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place an alert.

  • Place a Security Freeze: This prevents credit bureaus from releasing your credit report without your consent. It's a strong measure against identity theft but be aware that it might delay or prevent timely approval of your applications for new credit or services.

  • Stay Vigilant: Keep an eye on your bank statements and account activity for any unauthorized transactions. If you spot anything unusual, report it immediately.

  • Reach Out for Assistance: If you have any questions or need help with identity restoration, call the dedicated assistance line provided by AJC at 1-833-918-6222.

Joining a Lawsuit

If you've been affected by the AJC International data breach, you might consider joining a class action lawsuit to seek compensation. Class action lawsuits can provide a way for a large group of affected individuals to collectively bring a claim against a company for damages caused by a data breach. By joining a lawsuit, you may be able to recover costs associated with identity theft, credit monitoring, and other damages resulting from the breach.

To explore your legal options and potentially join a class action lawsuit, please complete the below form. Lawyers are ready to assist you in this process and help you understand your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to.

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