North Star Leasing Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating North Star Leasing, a division of Peoples Bank, regarding its recent data breach. The North Star Leasing data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


North Star Leasing is a commercial leasing agency that specializes in leasing commercial equipment for a variety of different industries. Accordingly, North Star Leasing offers everything from automotive and construction equipment leasing to niche financing solutions for maple syrup producers and pet suppliers. Founded in 1979, North Star Leasing has expanded its operations by financing over 45,000 business transactions. In April 2021, North Star Leasing became a wholly owned subsidiary of Peoples Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company out of Marietta, Ohio. North Star Leasing is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont.


Recently, North Star Leasing discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, North Star Leasing determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. On December 12, 2022, North Star Leasing began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Financial information (e.g., account number)

If you received a breach notification letter from North Star Leasing:

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

If you were impacted by the North Star Leasing 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 North Star Leasing;
  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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