Citrix Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Data Breach of Employee Info

Citrix has become one of the latest companies facing a class action lawsuit related to a data breach. This time, an ex-employee is leading the charge.

It is being alleged that between October of 2018 and March of 2019, hackers obtained “intermittent” access to employee information. During this time, the hackers accessed and taken data of current and former employees. Now, it seems that this incident has sparked a class action lawsuit.

Here’s a report from Bleeping Computers detailing the lawsuit:

The plaintiff is Lindsey Howard, “a resident and citizen of Coral Springs, Florida and former employee of Citrix” and she “seeks to recover damages, equitable relief, including injunctive relief, to prevent a reoccurrence of the Data Breach and resulting injury, restitution, disgorgement, reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees, and all other remedies this Court deems proper.”

She further states that the class action complaint was brought against the company because it failed to both protect their PII data after collecting as an employment condition and for not informing its employees in a timely fashion of what data was stolen in the data breach.

According to the class action complaint filed with the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, the causes of action are negligence, violations of the Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of implied contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of confidence.

Lawsuits have been something we’ve been noticing much more lately. Last month, the Indiana Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Equifax after the infamous breach that took place in 2017. In all, it affected roughly 145 million Americans.

Meanwhile, Marriott Hotels found themselves at the receiving end of a lawsuit of their own in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). In that case, $100 million is being sought.

This latest lawsuit is the third lawsuit against a company affected by a breach in a little over a month. As some governments struggle to grasp how to deal with a major breach, it seems that citizens are taking matters into their own hands. This in an effort to seek some kind of recourse. Obviously, the matter is potentially going to be before a court, so nothing has really been decided at this stage.

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