Maricopa Security Breach

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2nd Class Action Lawsuit Filed | Billions more | MCCCD Breach

If one class action lawsuit for over $6 billion wasn’t enough, Hagen Berman Sobol Shapiro now joins G&K in filing a second class action lawsuit filed against Maricopa Community College District.

Number of clients represented: 2.5 million
Counts:  Negligence, Breach of contract
Damages: TBD x 2.5 million people (Billions)
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/04/21/67196.htm
Our sources indicate that other lawsuits are in the process of being filed.
At this rate, the number of lawyers, depositions, lawsuits, records requests, loss in enrollment and other factors are likely to overwhelm the MCCCD Administration and distract it from its mission.  The MCCCD Board seems complacent at this point.
A user in an online forum put it this way:

Rebecca
“Maricopa did far more than just have a breach. They had one in 2011 and failed to fix the problem, resulting in another breach in 2013 that they then took another 7 months to notify users about. The second breach affected 2.4 million users.

I am a class rep on this suit and have had my identity stolen as a result of this breach. My social security number will never be safe again and I will be dealing with the repercussions indefinitely. $2500 is chump change.

The lesson for all institutions is that how you handle a breach is incredibly important. By not dealing with it, covering it up and now trying to scapegoat it personnel, maricopa has hurt their credibility, angered people who would otherwise have been sympathetic and made the situation far worse”

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/quickwire-lawsuit-is-filed-in-arizona-data-breach-case/52381?utm_campaign=FMD2014&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Here are a few resources for the recent lawsuits:
Arizona Republic Article
Lawsuit filed over Maricopa district’s security breach
ABC 15 TV News
Lawsuit filed against Maricopa Community College District
CBS 5
Class-action lawsuit filed against MCCCD due to security breach
Class action lawsuits alleges MCCCD knew about vulnerabilities

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