HanesBrands Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating HanesBrands Inc. regarding a recent data breach. The HanesBrands data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undisclosed number of current or former employees.


Hanes Brands is a publicly traded clothing company that manufactures and retails everyday apparel, including t-shirts, socks, underwear, and activewear. Among HanesBrands’ brands are Hanes, Champion, Bonds, Playtex, Bali, L’eggs, Just My Size, Barely There, Wonderbra, and Maidenform. HanesBrands’ products are sold throughout the United States and internationally online, through HanesBrands’ almost 1,000 retail stores, and everywhere consumers shop. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, HanesBrands employs 59,000 individuals in 33 countries. In 2020, HanesBrands’ net sales totaled $6.7 billion.


On May 24, 2022, HanesBrands experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its system may have been accessed or obtained. HanesBrands disclosed that the breach was a ransomware attack that may have impacted the sensitive information of its current and former employees. On August 16, 2022, HanesBrands began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Contact information
  • Financial account information
  • Government issued identification numbers (e.g., driver’s license numbers and passport information)
  • Personal health information
  • Other information related to benefits and employment

If you are a current or former employee of HanesBrands:

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 HanesBrands 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 HanesBrands 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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