Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating ITW Food Equipment, LLC regarding its recent data breach. The ITW Food Equipment data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT ITW FOOD EQUIPMENT GROUP, LLC:
ITW Food Equipment is a manufacturing company specializing in products for commercial kitchens, bakeries, delis, and grocery stores. Founded in 2001, ITW Food Equipment is a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. With brands such as Hobart, Vulcan, and Baxter, ITW Food Equipment produces equipment to cover a wide range of needs, including food preparation, cooking and baking, refrigeration, weighing and wrapping, and dishwashing. As a leader in the food equipment industry, ITW Food Equipment stresses innovation with more than 1,000 staff members achieving at least one invention. In order to serve its customers, ITW Food Equipment has a network of dealers and sales employees and 2,000 factory-trained technicians.
Recently, ITW Food Equipment discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, ITW Food Equipment determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between June 11, 2023, and June 26, 2023. Recently, ITW Food Equipment began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information has not been made publicly available by ITW Food Equipment. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial information
- Medical information
- Taxpayer information
- Personal identification number issued by the United States IRS
If you received a breach notification letter from ITW Food Equipment, LLC:
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 ITW Food Equipment 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 ITW Food Equipment, LLC;
- 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.