Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Cleveland Brothers Holdings, Inc., which does business as Cleveland Brothers, regarding its recent data breach. The Cleveland Brothers data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to more than 8,600 individuals.
ABOUT CLEVELAND BROTHERS HOLDINGS, INC.:
Cleveland Brothers is a heavy machinery and construction supplier. Founded in 1948, Cleveland Brothers began as a landscaping contracting company but quickly changed course in 2005 upon its purchase of two heavy machinery distributors. Today, Cleveland Brothers offers a large variety of construction equipment and parts, including excavators, bulldozers, paving equipment, power tools, and much more. Additionally, Cleveland Brothers provides a broad range of services, such as equipment repair, maintenance, and product installation. Headquartered in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, Cleveland Brothers operates 28 branch offices and 66 total facilities, primarily centered around the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.
On November 5, 2022, Cleveland Brothers 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, Cleveland Brothers determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between November 3 and November 5, 2022. On February 17, 2023, Cleveland Brothers began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
If you received a breach notification letter from Cleveland Brothers Holdings:
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 Cleveland Brothers 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 Cleveland Brothers Holdings, Inc. ;
- 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.