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Staples Confirms System Outage Was Due to Cyber Attack, Raising the Possibility of a Data Breach
Earlier this week, Staples, Inc. confirmed that it was the recent victim of a cyberattack, requiring the company to shut down portions of its computer network. While Staples is still in the process of bringing its systems back online, it expects normal operations will resume shortly, at which point the company will then investigate whether any employee or customer data was affected. If Staples determines that sensitive information was leaked as a result of the incident, it will send out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.
If you receive a data breach notification from Staples, Inc., it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following a possible Staples data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.