Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The Scoular Company, regarding its recent data breach. The Scoular data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT THE SCOULAR COMPANY:
Scoular is an agricultural logistics company specializing in supply chain management. Founded in 1892 as a grain and lumber company, Scoular started acquiring grain elevators with an eye on agricultural warehousing in the 1960s. By the 1980s, Scoular had initiated a shift away from warehousing to logistics and distribution. Today, Scoular facilitates and provides solutions for all ends of the supply chain, focusing on the process of buying, selling, storing, handling, and distributing grain, feed, and food ingredients. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Scoular operates more than 100 regional offices across North America and Asia. Scoular employs over 1,400 individuals and generates more than $9 billion in annual sales revenue, placing it among the top 100 largest private companies in the United States.
On January 20, 2022, Scoular discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and obtained. Through its investigation, Scoular determined that an unauthorized actor accessed and acquired this sensitive information by obtaining files with confidential data from its internal network. On October 10, 2022, Scoular began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Passport number
- Health insurance information
- Financial information (e.g., account number)
- Medical information
If you received a breach notification letter from Scoular:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the Scoular 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 Scoular Company;
- 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.