In two years, Texas women have filed a lawsuit in a pair of federal lawsuits against ATT security services, which have allowed an employee of the security agency to view footage from internal security cameras installed in hundreds of homes over the years.
The proposed class-action lawsuit is based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Years.
“This privacy breach has occurred because ATT does not follow the most basic security procedures,” said the Dallas-based Fierce Nachavati Law Firm’s press release.
This loophole was discovered when a customer found an unauthorized email at addresses that allowed them to access their security system. The Boca Raton, Fla., -Based company reported a security flaw to its customers and tried to pay them in exchange for their silence, the lawsuit says.
“In a frenzied attempt to defuse and cover up its actions, ADT launched a campaign to call all affected account holders and secure a release and confidential deal in exchange for a monetary payment that represents a portion of the value of their claims,” reads.
Lack of security has impacted customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, which was often the Aveles-based.
In a statement to Fox News, the company said it had notified authorities of the breaches and had taken steps to prevent such incidents.
“In April, a former employee reported to ATT law enforcement that he had unauthorized access to the ATT accounts of 220 clients in the Dallas area,” the company said. “We took immediate action and took steps to prevent this from happening again.”
Leading plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Alexia Freddie and Shawn Doty, were told by ADT in April that a technician had been granted remote access to their security cameras.
Freddie was a teenager in September 2017 when his home was upgraded to ADT’s Pulse Account, which included the installation of internal security cameras. According to the lawsuit, the technician accessed the account almost 100 times to spy on everyone inside the home.
Doty was upgraded to ATT Pulse in 2014. One technician said that access to her cameras “could be seen by her, her husband, and their minor son for an unknown amount of time.”
“There have been countless checks to prevent or at least stop this behavior,” it said.
ADT Pulse allows customers to view their homes remotely and gives them the ability to control locks and security features through an application or web browser. The lawsuit alleges that ADT failed to enforce protections for customers to notify them when accessing their accounts by third parties.
The lawsuit seeks $ 5 million in interest.
ADT has been accused of failing to protect customers ’privacy in the past. In 2017, the company agreed to pay $ 16 million to settle class action lawsuits in Illinois, Arizona, Florida and California, claiming to have covered hacking vulnerabilities in its security systems.