What’s the Problem?
Alexia Preddy, lead plaintiff in one of the suits, alleges that she was just a teenager when ADT technician Telesforo Aviles installed her indoor security camera and granted himself remote access by adding his personal email address to her account. Aviles went on to access the camera more than 100 times to spy on her, her husband, and their minor son during “their most private and intimate moments,” according to the lawsuit.
In April 2020, ADT reported to police that Aviles had gained access to the accounts of Preddy and approximately 220 other ADT customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Upon learning of the security breaches, ADT notified customers and then tried to pay them off if they agreed not to reveal them publicly.
“In a frantic effort to mitigate and hide its actions, ADT began a campaign to call all affected account holders and secure a release and confidentiality agreement in exchange for a monetary payment representing a fraction of the value of their claims,” the complaint states.
The lawsuits accuse ADT of failing to fix major vulnerabilities in its ADT Pulse Software application, leaving company employees with the ability to not only view security footage, but also secretly open locks at customers’ homes.
“We deeply regret what happened to the 220 customers affected by this incident and have contacted them to help resolve their concerns,” ADT said in a statement. “We are supporting law enforcement’s investigation of the former employee and are committed to helping bring justice to those impacted by his improper actions.”
Plaintiffs are seeking class action status with the expectation that hundreds of other victims will come forward. The suits each seek more than $5 million plus interest and costs.
Do I Have a Dallas ADT Security Breach Class Action Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Dallas ADT Security Breach Class Action Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an ADT security breach, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.