Zimmerman Law Offices Files Lawsuit Alleging That ADT's Security System Can be Hacked

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Dale Baker, an Illinois resident (“Mr. Baker”), filed a class action lawsuit against The ADT Corporation and ADT, LLC (collectively, “ADT”) alleging that ADT’s wireless security equipment is unencrypted and can be hacked.

WHAT: Dale Baker, an Illinois resident (“Mr. Baker”), filed a class action lawsuit against The ADT Corporation and ADT, LLC (collectively, “ADT”) alleging that ADT’s wireless security equipment is unencrypted and can be hacked.

WHEN: The lawsuit was filed on November 9, 2014.

WHERE: The lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in Chicago, with Court No. 14 cv 8988.

WHY: According to court documents, Mr. Baker filed a class action complaint against ADT, alleging that ADT’s wireless home security equipment and monitoring services are easily intercepted and interfered with by unauthorized third parties, and that ADT’s customers are far less safe than ADT leads them to believe.

The lawsuit recited ADT’s representations to its customers and potential customers that its wireless home security equipment and services are safe, reliable, and secure, and that ADT uses advanced and innovative technology to ensure such protection. However, according to court documents, the lawsuit cites to a recent article in Forbes published July 23 that documented how a person was able to hack into ADT’s unencrypted wireless systems using a $10 device that can easily be purchased on the open market from consumer electronics retailers, which would allow a thief to remotely trigger or turn off the security systems, or monitor the homeowners’ activities in their homes. The article can be found here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/07/23/how-your-security-system-could-be-used-to-spy-on-you/.

In the lawsuit, Mr. Baker alleges that his ADT wireless home security system was falsely triggered on two separate occasions, requiring the police to come to his home.

According to Thomas A. Zimmerman, Jr., counsel for the Plaintiff, “For years, ADT’s customers have relied upon ADT’s promise to utilize the most advanced technology to protect their home, family, and peace of mind.”

Copies of the lawsuit, motion for class certification, and additional details are available upon request.

CONTACT:     
THOMAS A. ZIMMERMAN, JR. (tom(at)attorneyzim(dot)com)
Zimmerman Law Offices, P.C. (http://www.attorneyzim.com)
77 West Washington Street, Suite 1220, Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 440-0020 telephone, (312) 286-6598 cell phone,
(312) 440-4180 facsimile

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