CONSUMER SECURITY ALERT: OWNERS OF CERTAIN BLU PRODUCTS CELL PHONES PRIVACY VIOLATED AS RESULT OF FACTORY-INSTALLED SPYWARE SENDING PERSONAL INFORMATION AND COMPLETE TEXT MESSAGES TO SERVERS IN CHINA
Rosen Law Firm Initiates Class Action Investigation on Behalf of Purchasers of cell phones marketed by Blu Products Due to Security Vulnerability and Privacy Violations Caused by Factory Installed Spyware
New York, N.Y., November 21, 2016. The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. announced today that it has initiated a class action lawsuit investigation regarding a potential claims against Blu Products, Inc. arising from its installation of spyware onto certain of the cellular smartphones it designs and distributes throughout the United States (the “Affected Phones”). Blu Products has admitted that the spyware “collect[ed] unauthorized personal data in the form of text messages, call logs, and contacts from customers.” This data was collected and then sent to servers located in China. The spyware, a derivative of software developed by Shanghai Adups Technology Company, was installed on the Affected Phones unbeknownst to consumers.
You can check to see if your Blu Products phone was affected by going to the Settings Menu in Android, selecting “Apps,” followed by “Show System” and then “Wireless Update.” If your version of Wireless Update is from 5.0.x to 5.3.x, or above, you phone was affected and you may be a member of the class action.
If you purchased an Affected Phone designed and marketed by Blu Products, and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit or discuss your rights at no cost to you, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. or Christopher Hinton, Esq. of The Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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