Heavy Hammer, Inc. Data Breach Investigation

Heavy Hammer, Inc. Data Breach Investigation

Data Breach Class Action or Mass Tort Investigation

Photo Credit: Unsplash | Updated: June 20, 2023

Claim Form Deadline: Ongoing

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Heavy Hammer, Inc. Data Breach Investigation

Heavy Hammer, Inc. is a company based in Annapolis, Maryland that offers technological marketing and media solutions for businesses. On June 6, 2023, Heavy Hammer sent notifications to 22,717 customers informing them that their sensitive data had been exposed in a breach of their database by an unknown hacker. The breach occurred on April 21, 2023, when an unauthorized third party broke into the Heavy Hammer database and accessed user data inappropriately.

The incident compromised internal servers of Heavy Hammer, Inc., which may have started as a phishing and then resulted in a ransomware attack that could have compromised 20,000+ consumers' sensitive information that was transmitted on one of the following websites:

• AllHud.com
• HudExchange.com
• ForeclosureWatch.com
• USAHud.com
• USHud.com

Data breaches are serious matters that can cause long term damage. Hackers break into networks so that they can steal your personal information to sell it on the dark web, commit identity theft, financial theft or other frauds. The theft of sensitive, protected health information, and personally identifiable information can lead to a plethora of problems for individuals who are the victims of data breaches that occurred in databases they were not even aware of, such as in the case of the this data breach. The Heavy Hammer database was hacked and some of the following following personal information was accessed without authorization by potentially malicious bad actors:

• Routing Numbers,
• Names, routing numbers, financial account and bank card information belonging to Heavy Hammer customers.
• Contact Information,
• Financial Accounts,
• Bank Card Information.

What is Phishing and How Can Lead to Data Breaches?

Phishing is when bad guys pretend to be trustworthy and trick people into giving them sensitive information like passwords or credit card numbers. They do this through fake emails, messages, or websites. When people fall for it, malicious cyber-attackers can:

• Get into important accounts or systems.
• Take control of someone's account and misuse their information.
• Put harmful software on a person's device to steal information.
• Use stolen login details on other websites to cause more breaches.
• Once they have the information, the bad guys can steal money or pretend to be someone else.

To stay safe, be careful about sharing personal info online, double-check requests, and update passwords. Organizations can also teach people about phishing and use security measures to stop data breaches.

Data breaches can also result in a long-term erosion of personal data privacy, as the hacked personally identifiable information may be traded or shared amongst cyber-criminals for years to come, on the internet, the dark web, or elsewhere.. This significantly increases the risk of further identity theft, financial fraud and massive headaches for consumers and victims.

How Do I Qualify for Compensation?

If you received a letter from Heavy Hammer, Inc. notifying you that your personal information was impacted in their data breach, use the links below to find out if you may be eligible for compensation via Join Class Actions:

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