Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Boot World Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Boot World data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of employees.
ABOUT BOOT WORLD INC.:
Boot Word is a specialty boot retailer specializing in safety, occupational, and sheepskin footwear. Accordingly, Boot World carries well-known brands including Timberland, Dr. Martins, and Ugg. In 1975, Boot World was founded by Harold Stone and Robert Villasenor who brought a combined 25 years of experience in the shoe retail business. As one of the first specialty boot stores in Southern California, Boot World’s popularity quickly grew. Today, Boot World is one of the largest footwear retailers in the American West and serves customers nationwide through their website.
In May 2023, Boot World discovered that it experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information of its employees may have been accessed and obtained. Through its investigation, Boot World determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on May 27, 2023. On May 31, 2023, Boot World began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information includes:
- Social Security number
- Phone number
- Direct deposit banking/routing information
If you received a breach notification letter from Boot World:
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 Boot World data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Boot World 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.