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Artech Cybersecurity Incident Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Artech, LLC is settling a class action alleging it bears some responsibility for an attempted ransomware attach and possible data breach that took place between January 5 and 8, 2020. The complaint alleged that a large volume of data, including personal information for 30,000 current and former employees, was accessible to unauthorized parties, although forensic analysis did not show evidence that the files were opened, accessed, or downloaded.

Docket Number:

3:20-cv-07630 -LB

Company: Artech, LLC

Filing Deadline: February 26, 2022

Objection Deadline: January 7, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: January 7, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: February 10, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to provide proof to obtain the credit monitoring benefit. For Tier One Compensation, you must provide documentation or attest to facts sufficient to establish your claim. You do need to provide documentation for Tier Two Compensation.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you were sent a Notice of the Cyber Security Event by Artech, of if your name appears on the Settlement Class List, and you are a resident of the US or its territories or if you are a member of the US military stationed overseas.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Three benefits are available. (1) Identity Theft Protection: Three years of credit monitoring and identity theft protection services through Kroll. For those who already have such services through Kroll, they will be extended for another three years. (2) Tier One Compensation: For time spent addressing the cybersecurity event, at the rate of $26.67 per hour. Up to three hours or $80. (3) Tier Two Compensation: For unreimbursed losses fairly traceable to the cybersecurity incident not reimbursed by other sources. Up to $10,000.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,500

Law Firm:
Federman & Sherwood

Claim Form: Artech Cybersecurity Incident Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Poling, et al. v. Artech, L.L.C.

Settlement Website: Artech Cybersecurity Incident Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
KCC Class Action Services, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Artech Cyber Security Event Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43501
Providence, RI 02940-3501
info@artechdatasecuritysettlement.com
888-876-0856

Tags: Exposing Private Information, Exposure to cyber crime, Your Privacy