Ferrara Candy Company Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Ferrara Candy Company regarding its recent breach of employee information. The Ferrara Candy Company data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information of employees.


Ferrara Candy Company is a candy manufacturer and distributor headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company has about 6,000 employees and an operational network of 20 locations in North America. Ferrara Candy Company’s products include major candy brands such as Atomic Fireball, Laffy Taffy, Lemonheads, Nerds, and Now and Later.


On October 9, 2021, Ferrara Candy Company identified some unusual activity on its computer network and began an investigation with the assistance of third-party forensic specialists. The investigation determined that an unauthorized actor had accessed the Ferrara network and removed certain files from the network some between October 2, 2021, and October 9, 2021. As a result, Ferrara Candy Company reviewed the impacted files and determined that they contained sensitive personal information. The impacted files contained the following types of information:

  • Names
  • Social Security numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Birth certificates
  • Passport numbers or other government issued identification numbers
  • Financial account information
  • Digital / electric signatures
  • Medical information
  • Mother’s maiden name

If you are a current or former employee of Ferrara Candy Company:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Ferrara Candy Company data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Ferrara Candy Company;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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