Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Wabtec Corporation regarding its recent data breach. The Wabtec Corporation data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 7,400 individuals.
ABOUT WABTEC CORPORATION:
Wabtec Corporation is global provider of equipment and services for the freight transportation sectors. Founded in 1872, Wabtec Corporation has a long history of providing locomotive, freight car, and transit rail solutions. In fact, 20% of the world’s freight is carried by a Wabtec Corporation locomotive and one in five freight rail cars currently operating have Wabtec Corporation products on them. Today, Wabtec continues to advance and improve transportation through innovations in technology and efficiency. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wabtec Corporation employs over 27,000 individuals in over 50 countries around the world and has annual revenue of $7.8 billion.
On June 26, 2022, Wabtec Corporation 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 acquired. Through its investigation, Wabtec Corporation determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information as early as March 15, 2022, and certain sensitive data was obtained on June 26, 2022. On December 30, 2022, Wabtec Corporation began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Medical record
- Health insurance information
- Financial account information
- Biometric information
- Other employment and demographic information
If you received a breach notification letter from Wabtec Corporation:
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 Wabtec Corporation 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Wabtec Corporation;
- 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.