Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Rea Magnet Wire Company, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Rea data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 3,900 individuals.
ABOUT REA MAGNET WIRE COMPANY, INC.:
Rea is a privately owned manufacturing company specializing in wire production for electrical use, appliances, and electronics. Founded in 1933, Rea is one of the leading manufacturers of magnets and nonferrous wire products in the world, producing various types of wires used for motors, generators, coils, transformers, cars, computers, and residential use.2 With distributors across the United States and in Mexico, Rea is able to offer its products to customers in all 50 states as well as internationally. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Rea has 4 plant locations in the United States, one in Mexico, and employs over 1,000 individuals.
On September 9, 2023, Rea 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, Rea determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information through a ransomware attack on September 9, 2023. On October 4, 2023, Rea began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Tax identification number
If you received a breach notification letter from Rea Magnet Wire Company, 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 Rea 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 Rea Magnet Wire Company, 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.