Happy State Bank Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Happy State Bank regarding its recent data breach. The Happy State Bank data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 10,000 individuals.


Happy State Bank is a financial institution offering a variety of banking services to individuals and businesses. Founded in 1908, Happy State Bank specializes in commercial lending, trusts, investments, wealth management, and small business loans. In 2022, Happy State Bank’s parent organization, Happy Bancshares, Inc., was acquired by Home Bancshares, Inc. Today, as division of Centennial Bank, Happy State Bank has expanded in size, assets, and locations. Headquartered in Amarillo, Texas, Happy State Bank operates over 60 locations and serves more than 40 communities across Texas.


On July 29, 2022, Happy State Bank 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, Happy State Bank determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through an employee email account between July 28 and July 29, 2022. On March 16, 2023, Happy State Bank began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Financial account number

If you received a breach notification letter from Happy State Bank:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Happy State Bank 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Happy State Bank;
  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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