CHICAGO—The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Wednesday appointed DiCello Levitt Partner Corban S. Rhodes to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Bishop v. Maximus Federal Services, Inc., (Case 1:23-cv-01019-DJN-LRV), a class action impacting more than 10 million consumers in a massive data breach involving the file transfer developer MOVEit. This data breach, dubbed by industry insiders as one of the largest cyberattacks of 2023, compromised the sensitive information of 1,000 organizations and millions of consumers worldwide.
U.S. government services contractor Maximus disclosed in July that the personal data of at least 10 million people was compromised during the MOVEit data-theft attacks. Maximus administers a range of federal and local programs, including Medicare and student loans.
“MOVEit is used to transfer highly sensitive personal data, including social security numbers, medical records, pension, or billing data. While Maximus Federal Services made its customers believe that their personal information was safe, the contractor allowed data theft to spiral out of control and failed to address basic security protocols,” said Corban.
The federal contractor finally notified consumers impacted by the data breach months after it occurred.
Corban S. Rhodes is a seasoned litigator who has recovered more than a billion dollars for consumers and investors in some of the country’s largest and most historic cybersecurity, data privacy, and securities fraud cases. Working at the intersection of law and technology, Corban focuses on cases involving intentional misuse or misappropriation of consumer data and data breaches.
As plaintiffs’ counsel in the Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation matter, Corban helped secure a landmark $650 million settlement in one of the first cases asserting consumers’ biometric privacy rights under Illinois law. He has litigated cases of negligence or malfeasance leading to data breaches, including against Yahoo for one of the largest known data breaches in history that affected nearly 3 billion consumers.
He has been recognized by Law360 as a Rising Star and one of five attorneys on its Top Attorneys Under 40 for Consumer Protection. He is an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability and sits on the Law360 Cybersecurity & Privacy Editorial Board.
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