Travelers Sues Web Designer Over Alpine Bank Website Data Breach

Law360 reports:

Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America on Wednesday sued an Illinois-based Web design company, saying the company’s negligence in designing and maintaining a community bank’s website contributed to a data breach for which the insurer was left on the hook.

Travelers accuses Ignition Studio Inc. of allowing hackers to access Alpine Bank‘s website by not sufficiently protecting the server where the website was hosted.

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The lawsuit was filed in Northern District of Illinois, Case Number 1:15-cv-00608,

This is the first I’m hearing about the bank’s breach, which seems to have been disclosed in November 2012.


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