Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Valent U.S.A., LLC, regarding its recent data breach. The Valent U.S.A. data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 3,200 current and former employees.
ABOUT VALENT U.S.A., LLC:
Valent U.S.A. is an agricultural chemical company that specializes in offering pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and other crop-protection products and services. Founded in 1988, Valent U.S.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd., one of the largest chemical production firms in the world. Today, Valent U.S.A. markets their products for a large variety of crops, including soybeans, fruits, cereals, cotton, and more. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, Valent U.S.A. employs over 200 individuals working in marketing, research, and management roles.
On October 24, 2021, Valent U.S.A. experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Valent U.S.A. determined that an unauthorized actor may have gained access to this sensitive information by launching a cyber-attack on its servers. On August 11, 2022, Valent U.S.A. began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account number
- Passport number
- Medical information
If you are a current or former employee of Valent U.S.A.:
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 Valent U.S.A. 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 Valent U.S.A., LLC;
- 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.