Blackhawk Data Breach Settlement: What You Need to Know

    Blackhawk Data Breach Settlement

    Back in 2022, Blackhawk Network, a major prepaid card service provider, faced a significant data breach that impacted users of Let’s take a quick look at what happened and walk through the simple steps to, if you’re entitled to it, get your share of the claim settlement.

    Blackhawk Data Breach Settlement

    Blackhawk Data Breach

    Recap of the Data Breach, a platform for managing prepaid cards, was targeted by hackers, compromising data such as prepaid debit and gift card details, card numbers, expiration dates, CVV codes, full names, email addresses, and telephone numbers.

    Customer names and payment card information, including unencrypted data from, were compromised, and the company faced criticism for delayed notification.

    Applying for the Claim: Tutorial and Timeline

    If you believe your data was accessed during the breach, you may be eligible for compensation. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the claim settlement:

    1. Check Your Eligibility: Confirm if you received a class action notice related to the breach, like the one below. The notice will include a distinctive Notice ID and Confirmation Code, and it’s crucial not to disclose these details to anyone.
    2. Understand the Settlement Terms: The settlements offer a pro-rated cash payment benefit to all eligible claimants who file a timely and valid claim form by April 11, 2024. If you can provide proof of losses related to the data breach incident, you may claim up to $5,000 for those out-of-pocket losses.
    3. California Residents: If you are a California resident, you may be entitled to a $200 “CCPA” class action payment, benefiting from additional data privacy and security protocols.
    4. File a Claim Form: To be eligible for payment, complete a class action claim form by April 11, 2024. If you received a notice with a Notice ID and Confirmation Code, use them to file a claim.
    5. Beware of Fraudulent Claims: Ensure the accuracy of the information you provide in your claim form to avoid rejection. Submitting incorrect details could negatively impact others who genuinely qualify for the claim.
    Blackhawk Data Breach_notice of class action settlement

    Protecting Your Identity and Personal Info 

    Compromised personal data can have serious consequences, including identity theft, financial fraud, and job losses. The best thing you can do is a) have reliable cybersecurity protection, and b) ensure you will find out ASAP in the event of being affected. We encourage readers to head over to our new ID Protection platform, which has been designed to meet these challenges. 

    ID Protection Homepage

    With ID Protection, you can:

    1. Check to see if your data (email address, phone number, password, credit card) has been exposed in a leak, or is up for grabs on the dark web; 
    2. Secure your social media accounts with our Social Media Account Monitoring tool, with which you’ll receive a personalized report; 
    3. Receive the strongest tough-to-hack password suggestions and safely store your password in a secure vault; 
    4. Enjoy a safer browsing experience, as Trend Micro checks websites and prevents trackers. 

    Why not give it a go today? As always, we hope this article has been an interesting and/or useful read. If so, please do SHARE it with family and friends to help keep the online community secure and informed — and consider leaving a like or comment below. Here’s to a secure 2024!

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