Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Hammond Lumber Company regarding its recent data breach. The Hammond Lumber Company data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 2,000 individuals.
ABOUT HAMMOND LUMBER COMPANY:
Hammond Lumber Company is a wholesale building materials company specializing in wood construction products. As a provider of building materials and tools, Hammond Lumber Company offers cabinetry, ceilings, decking, interior and exterior doors, insulation, framing products, and other home improvement products. Founded in 1953, Hammond Lumber Company began when its founder, Clifton Hammond, borrowed $50 from his wife to purchase a sawmill and start his lumber business. Today, Hammond Lumber Company has grown into a company with over 870 employees and 22 locations across Main and New Hampshire.
On March 21, 2023, Hammond Lumber Company 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, Hammond Lumber Company determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on March 21, 2023. On April 20, 2023, Hammond Lumber Company began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. On April 23, 2023, Hammond Lumber Company discovered that additional individuals were impacted. On May 15, 2023, Hammond Lumber Company mailed a second wave of notifications to individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account information
If you received a breach notification letter from Hammond Lumber Company:
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 Hammond Lumber Company 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 Hammond Lumber Company;
- 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.