Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Copia Scientific, LLC regarding its recent data breach. The Copia Scientific data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 1,900 individuals.
ABOUT COPIA SCIENTIFIC, LLC:
Copia Scientific is a biotechnology company that refurbishes, resells, and services used laboratory equipment. Formerly BioDirect, Copia Scientific offers planned preventative maintenance, annual service contracts, and remote technical services. Additionally, Copia Scientific specializes in liquid handling, laboratory automation, microscopy, flow cytometry, detection technologies, and asset management solutions. Founded in 2021, Copia Scientific prides itself as the largest non-OEM reseller of used laboratory equipment in the United States. Headquartered in Taunton, Massachusetts, Copia Scientific operates one satellite facility in San Diego, California, and conducts business throughout California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania to serve clients globally.
On March 31, 2023, Copia Scientific 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, Copia Scientific determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on or around November 8, 2022. On May 4, 2023, Copia Scientific began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social security number
- Driver’s license number or non-driver identification card number
- Account number
- Credit and/or debit card number
If you received a breach notification letter from Copia Scientific:
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 Copia Scientific 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 Copia Scientific, LLC;
- 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.