Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Mount Vernon Mills, Inc., regarding its recent data breach. The Mount Vernon Mills data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to more than 22,800 current and former employees.
ABOUT MOUNT VERNON MILLS, INC.:
Mount Vernon Mills is a textile and chemical manufacturer located in the Southeastern United States. Founded in 1845, Mount Vernon Mills traces its roots back to the beginnings of American industrialization, manufacturing sails for clipper ships and canvas for tents. Over the following century, Mount Vernon Mills would go on to manufacture Civil War tents and uniforms, industrial and commercial fabrics, heavyweight apparels, and yarn for upholstery. Today, Mount Vernon Mills is one of the largest textile producers in the United States, manufacturing products such as blue denim, furniture textiles, uniform clothing, and more. Headquartered in Mauldin, South Carolina, Mount Vernon Mills employs over 2,400 employees in manufacturing and distribution centers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi.
On August 20, 2022, Mount Vernon Mills experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems was accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Mount Vernon Mills determined that an unauthorized actor accessed and obtained this sensitive information through accounts related to the company’s retirement plans. Additionally, Mount Vernon Mills discovered that some of the data taken from its systems may have been sold on the dark web. On September 29, 2022, Mount Vernon Mills began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
If you are a current or former employee of Mount Vernon Mills:
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 Mount Vernon Mills 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 Mount Vernon Mills;
- 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.