Hanbury Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, which does business as Hanbury, regarding its recent data breach. The Hanbury data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undisclosed number of individuals.


Hanbury is an architecture, planning, and interior design firm that specializes in historic preservation, campus master planning, science and technology building designs, and student housing. Founded in 1979, Hanbury has worked with a large number of universities, municipalities, and cultural centers to create a diverse array of architectural projects. Today, Hanbury is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and employs over 50 individuals.


On March 22, 2022, Hanbury discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. By June 10, 2022, Hanbury determined that an unauthorized actor may have gained access to this sensitive information on or about March 20, 2022. On July 29, 2022, Hanbury began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information has not been disclosed by Hanbury. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number or state-issued ID card number
  • Tax identification number
  • Passport number
  • Military identification number
  • Account number, credit card number, or debit card number
  • Account passwords or financial account access codes
  • Unique biometric data
  • Genetic information
  • Health records

If you received a breach notification letter from Hanbury:

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 Hanbury 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 Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + 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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