Dick Blick Holdings Data Breach

2021-09-20 20:07:00
blick art materials,dick blick holdings,hackers gained access to its servers,sensitive customer data

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Dick Blick Holdings, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

hacking detected with iconsOn August 10, 2021, Dick Blick Holdings, Inc. (“Blick”), also known as Blick Art Materials, became aware of a data breach where hackers gained access to its servers where sensitive customer data was stored. Hackers had access to this sensitive data for several months, from March 11, 2020 to December 15, 2020. It was not until well over a year later that Blick informed customers of the breach through a letter dated September 1, 2021.

Blick is not offering any 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.

WHAT INFORMATION IS INVOLVED?

According to the notice that Blick sent, the following information was affected:

  • Name
  • Credit or debit card numbers
  • CVV (security code for credit and debit cards)
  • Payment card expiration date

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.

Blick is one of the oldest and largest art supplies companies in the United States. At this time, this data breach appears to have impacted 24,751 people.

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from Dick Blick Holdings, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.