Astoria Data Breach | Arnold Law Firm

Astoria Data Breach

NOTICE: If you received a Security Notification from Astoria, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

Astoria data breachIn January of 2021, Astoria Company LLC (also called Astoria) experienced a data breach where two individual hackers gained access to its servers where sensitive data was stored. Astoria waited until November 24, 2021 to notify people that their information was accessed.

Astoria collects personal and highly sensitive information about people to provide other companies with the opportunity to offer you services, like auto loans, mortgages, or special credit deals. Astoria does this without you ever providing your information to them, so you may not have had a direct relationship with Astoria. If you received a notice from Astoria, you were impacted by the breach.

What Information is Involved?

According to Astoria, the following information was affected:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number or State ID number
  • First and last name
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Employment information

This information is called your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). It tells others about you and is considered part of your identity. Businesses are required to secure this information or risk facing statutory penalties, among other legal penalties. Stolen PII can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity.

Astoria is not offering any free identity protection services. The best way to protect yourself after a data breach is to sign up for identity protection services as soon as possible. California offers extra protections and legal rights to its residents through the California Consumer Privacy Act.

NOTICE: If you received a Security Notification from Astoria, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.