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Camera Giant Canon Targeted in Proposed Data Breach Class Action

Dec. 24, 2020, 4:35 PM

Camera and lens manufacturer Canon U.S.A. Inc. was hit with a proposed class action after a ransomware attack exposed current and former employees’ personal information.

The plaintiffs—residents of Ohio, New York, Florida, and Illinois—allege that the company acted negligently and violated several state trade practices laws by failing to guard against the threat, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Canon also failed to report the incident in a timely manner, putting those affected at a heightened risk of identity theft and other types of fraud, the plaintiffs alleged. ...

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