CafePress Class Action
FeganScott’s Beth Fegan filed the first proposed class-action lawsuit against CafePress, claiming the online retailer allowed hackers to access millions of consumers’ credit information.
According to the complaint, CafePress failed to update security software that is widely known as flawed, failed to employ best practices and failed to alert customers of the data breach. The lawsuit also noted that while CafePress remained mute on the security breach, third-party consumer sites including weleakinfo.com and havibeenpwnd.com were independently warning consumers of the breach as early as eight months before it was reported by the company. An estimated 23 million customer accounts in the U.S. and abroad were compromised.
The suit also claims that because of CafePress’ actions, consumers are saddled with the responsibility of monitoring their credit, changing password and taking other time-consuming steps to safeguard their financial identity.