Data breach prompts class action lawsuit against Sioux Falls bank
Ransomware gang hacked cardholder personal information
An Illinois man is seeking class-action status in a lawsuit filed against a Sioux Falls bank over a data breach that occurred earlier this year.
Jacob Kent claims he is one of 793,626 people whose data was compromised by Pathward, a publicly traded financial services institution that provides the H&R Block Emerald Card, a debit card. The lawsuit also names two Massachusetts-based software companies as defendants, Ipswitch Inc. and Progress Software Corp.
Kent’s complaint says the three companies are responsible for the data breach to H&R Block cardholders that occurred between May 27 and May 31. During the breach, hackers had access to personally identifying information, or PII, to include names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, email addresses, phone numbers and information about their debit cards.
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