Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Abcam PLC, regarding its recent data breach. The Abcam data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT ABCAM PLC:
Abcam is a biotechnology company that specializes in designing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling protein research products. Founded by two Cambridge University academics in 1998, Abcam sought to make it easier for researchers to find and purchase antibodies over the internet. Over time, Abcam expanded into carrying immunoassays, proteins, protein detection tools, and peptides. Abcam has grown by acquiring numerous biotechnology and biomedical companies in the United Kingdom and the United States. Headquartered in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, Abcam employs more than 1,500 individuals and operates 13 sites across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Recently, Abcam discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and obtained. Through its investigation, Abcam determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. On October 21, 2022, Abcam began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Account number
If you received a breach notification letter from Abcam:
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 Abcam 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 Abcam, PLC;
- 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.