Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The Burton Corporation regarding its recent data breach. The Burton data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 5,200 current or former employees of The Chill Foundation.
Burton is a sporting goods company specializing in the manufacture of snowboard products. Accordingly, Burton offers snowboards, bindings, boots, outerwear, apparel, accessories, and more. Founded in 1977, Burton’s team is composed of some of the world’s leading snowboarders, including Anna Gasser and Mark McMorris. Headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, Burton operates international offices in Austria, Canada, China, and Japan, and conducts business globally.
On or about February 11, 2023, Burton discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. While the investigation is ongoing, Burton determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained sensitive information related to current or former employees of The Chill Foundation, an organization that Burton collects data from. On or about March 27, May 5, and May 26, 2023, Burton began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license or state-issued identification number
- Passport number
- Date of birth
- Financial account information
If you received a breach notification letter from The Burton 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 Burton 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 The Burton 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.