Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The New York Racing Association, Inc., regarding its recent data breach. The New York Racing Association data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of current and former employees.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK RACING ASSOCIATION, INC.:
The New York Racing Association is a is a not-for-profit horse racing association in charge of operating thoroughbred horse racing tracks in the state of New York. With the partial repeal of the anti-gambling Hart-Agnew Law in 1913, horse racing returned to four major New York horse racing tracks, including the Saratoga Race Course, the Jamaica Racetrack, Belmont Park, and the Aqueduct Racetrack. Founded in 1955, The New York Horse Racing Association began by taking control of these tracks, centralizing ownership of New York horse racing. Today, The New York Racing Association operates three racetracks, facilitates betting, and works to improve safety for both horse and jockey. Headquartered in Jamaica, New York, The New York Horse Racing Association employs more than 1,000 individuals and runs some of the biggest horse races in the country, such as the Travers Stakes in Saratoga Springs, New York, and the final race of the U.S. Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, in Belmont Park, New York.
On June 30, 2022, The New York Horse Racing Association experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, The New York Horse Racing Association determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack. On September 9, 2022, The New York Horse Racing Association began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Username or password information
- Health insurance information
- Health records
If you are a current or former employee of the New York Horse Racing Association, 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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by The New York Horse Racing Association 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 The New York Horse Racing Association, Inc.;
- 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.