Clearwater Credit Union Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Clearwater Credit Union regarding its recent data breach. The Clearwater Credit Union data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 25,000 individuals.


Clearwater Credit Union is a member-owned cooperative offering a variety of financial services for individuals and businesses. Based in Missoula, Montana, Clearwater Credit Union serves the surrounding counties, including Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Jefferson, Missoula, Powell, and Silver Bow. Among the services offered by Clearwater Credit Union are savings accounts, checking accounts, certificates of deposit, personal loans, auto loans, and mortgages. In order to best serve its clients, Clearwater Credit Union has more than 30,000 ATMs and shared branching at over 5,000 credit unions nationwide.


On June 14, 2023, Clearwater Credit Union discovered that one of its venders experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information of Clearwater Credit Union clients may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Clearwater Credit Union determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a cyber-attack on the MOVEit file transfer software used by the third-party vender between May 30 and May 31, 2023. On June 30, 2023, Clearwater Credit Union began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Clearwater Credit Union:

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

If you were impacted by the Clearwater Credit Union data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Clearwater Credit Union;
  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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