Keller Rohrback Investigates SanrioTown Cyber Attack

December 28, 2015

Keller Rohrback Investigates SanrioTown Cyber Attack


It was recently reported that SanrioTown, a social networking community aimed toward young fans of Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters, was subject to a hack that caused over three million users’ to have their personal information compromised. As a leader in cyber security litigation, Keller Rohrback immediately began an investigation.

Users were alerted on December 22, 2015 that “personal information belonging to members of the consumer website was publicly accessible owing to a security vulnerability.”  Among the information compromised was email addresses, full names, nationalities, genders and password retrieval questions. The children who frequent a site like this often are not willing or able to create very secure passwords, and so are especially exposed in these kinds of attacks.

Keller Rohrback complex litigation attorney Cari Laufenberg is not satisfied with the measures taken to protect children in this case. “Consumers should be able to trust that their children’s information and safety is secure, particularly when they are using a website marketed toward children,” she said.

Proven Success:

Keller Rohrback is a leader in representing consumer and employee victims of data breaches.  Keller Rohrback has a long track-record of success with data breach litigation, including the Ninth Circuit case Krottner v. Starbucks, where the court held that the theft of a laptop containing employees’ personally identifiable information sufficed to confer Article III standing on plaintiffs.

The firm also represents plaintiff employees in the Sony Pictures Data Breach case, currently pending in the Central District of California. In addition, Keller Rohrback also represents plaintiffs in the Target consumer litigation, as well as data breach cases pending against Anthem Inc.Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and Experian Information Solutions, Inc.