DUDA Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating A. Duda & Sons, Inc., regarding its recent data breach. The DUDA data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undisclosed number of current and former employees.


DUDA is a real estate and agriculture company that conducts business in a wide variety of activities. Founded in 1926, DUDA began as a small celery farm. Over time, DUDA has expanded their agricultural operations into citrus, vegetable, meat, and sugarcane production while also converting their landholdings into commercial and recreational developments. Headquartered in Oviedo, Florida, DUDA controls land and real estate in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, and Michigan. Today, DUDA employs over 500 individuals.


In June and July 2022, an unauthorized actor may have gained access to the sensitive personal identifiable information in DUDA’s systems. On July 9, 2022, ransomware was used on DUDA’s systems to potentially access this sensitive information. On August 3, 2022, DUDA began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Financial information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number, etc.)
  • Contact information
  • Employee identification number
  • Payroll information
  • Dependent information

If you are a current or former employee of A. Duda & Sons, Inc.:

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 DUDA 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 A. Duda & Sons, Inc.;
  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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