Wilson Tool Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Wilson Tool International regarding its recent data breach. The Wilson Tool International data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of current and former employees.


Wilson Tool International is machine manufacturing company that specializes in providing punching, bending, and stamping tooling solutions. These tooling solutions involve 56 patented tool designs granted to Wilson Tool International as of 2021. Founded in 1966 in a basement shop in St. Paul, Minnesota, Wilson Tool International has expanded to include offices and manufacturing plants in eight countries across three continents. Currently, Wilson Tool International is headquartered in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and employs over 500 individuals.


On March 13, 2022, Wilson Tool International discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Wilson Tool International determined that an unauthorized actor may have gained access to this sensitive information via its servers. On July 25, 2022, Wilson Tool International began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information has not been disclosed by Wilson Tool International. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Financial information
  • Medical information
  • Taxpayer information
  • Personal identification number issued by the United States IRS

If you received a breach notification letter from Wilson Tool International:

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 Wilson Tool International 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 Wilson Tool International;
  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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