Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Freeport-McMoRan data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 1,300 individuals.
ABOUT FREEPORT-MCMORAN, INC.:
Freeport-McMoRan is a mining company involved in the production of various metals. As a mining company, Freeport-McMoRan produces copper as well as gold and molybdenum. Founded in 1988, Freeport-McMoRan began when copper and gold deposits were found in Papua, Indonesia. Today, Freeport-McMoRan has grown into the largest publicly traded copper producer in the world. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Freeport-McMoRan has mining sites across North and South America. Freeport-McMoRan employs approximately 7,900 individuals and has annual revenue of over $21 billion.
On August 8, 2023, Freeport-McMoRan discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Freeport-McMoRan determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information between August 8 and August 11, 2023. On September 8, 2023, Freeport-McMoRan began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Email address
If you received a breach notification letter from Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.:
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 Freeport-McMoRan 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 free credit monitoring service provided by Freeport-McMoRan, 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.