Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on October 26, 2021 in Data Breach. Updated on February 24, 2022
NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from J.B. Hunt, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.
Between August 17, 2020 and July 2, 2021, J.B. Hunt (also called J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.) experienced a data breach where an unauthorized third party gained access to applications that J.B. Hunt created using Microsoft Power Apps. J.B. Hunt requires potential employees to include sensitive information when applying for a job and some of this information is what was compromised. J.B. Hunt waited until October 20, 2021 to notify people that their information was accessed through a letter.
J.B. Hunt is a commercial transport service based in Arkansas. As of this writing, 231,687 people have been impacted by the data breach, which may include current employees, former employees, and applicants.
J.B. Hunt is offering one year of 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.
According to J.B. Hunt, the following information was affected:
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.
NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from J.B. Hunt, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation request form here.