Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Westerra Credit Union regarding a recent data breach. The Westerra Credit Union data breach involved sensitive personal information and protected health information belonging to over 8,700 individuals.
ABOUT WESTERRA CREDIT UNION:
Westerra Credit Union, founded in 1934, offers banking services and products to over 120,000 members. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Westerra Credit Union took on its current name in 2006 and has since merged with various other credit unions to expand its membership. Today, Westerra Credit Union manages more than $1.5 billion in assets.
On June 24, 2022, Westerra Credit Union discovered it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Westerra Credit Union determined that an unknown actor gained access to this information through a Westerra’ email account. This occurred at various times between February 25 and March 3, 2022. On July 19, 2022, Westerra Credit Union began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
If you received a breach notification letter from Westerra Credit Union:
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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Westerra Credit Union data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Westerra Credit Union;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.