Breaking News: U.S. Bank Data Breach

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from U.S. Bank National Association (U.S. Bank), contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777.

U.S. Bank National Association (U.S. Bank) recently notified the State of California Attorney General of a data breach affecting an unknown number of customers.

hacker in hoodie on computer at nightOn July 30, 2020, a computer server containing personally identifiable information was physically stolen from an undisclosed US Bank corporate office. The breached data reportedly includes names and account numbers, but may include additional sensitive information. Further details have not yet been released.

On September 18, U.S. Bank began notifying affected consumers of the data incident without explanation of the delay in notification.

The bank is offering customers new account numbers upon request through their Fraud Liaison Center at 877-595-6256 and recommends that affected parties place a fraud alert on their credit files. The notice does not offer free credit monitoring services.

The location of the server was likely in California and/or affected a large number of customers in consideration of California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) notification requirements.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) applies to companies that do business in California and collect personal information from California residents. It requires businesses to notify any California resident whose personal information was compromised as a result of a data breach. Any business notifying more than 500 California residents as a result of a single breach must also submit a single sample copy of that notification to California's Attorney General.

The CCPA went into effect on January 1, 2020 and is considered to be one of the broadest state-level privacy laws in U.S. history. Among the rights the CCPA endows is the consumer’s right to bring an action for statutory damages if a data breach meets certain requirements.

U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in the nation. Founded in 1863, U.S. Bank annual revenues exceed $23 billion USD. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the bank employs more than 73,000.

The company operates more than 3,000 banking offices and nearly 5,000 ATMs across the nation, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment-services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.

The Arnold Law Firm will continue to monitor this possible data breach and provide updated information as our investigation continues.

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from U.S .Bank, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your situation and possible developing legal options.