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Filter Company Customer Says It Should Be Liable for Data Breach

Oct. 28, 2020, 5:21 PM

An air and water filter company acted negligently and violated unfair trade practices law by failing to protect user information from a nearly year-long cyberattack, according to a proposed class action.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Filters Fast LLC’s inability to guard data from the breach puts customers’ identities and financial accounts at risk, alleged Virginia resident Jennifer McCreary in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Cyberattackers added malicious code to Filters Fast’s website in July 2019, allowing bad actors to capture information during the checkout process until it was removed in July ...