Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating American Trading and Production Corporation, which does business as Atapco, regarding its recent data breach. The Atapco data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 3,600 individuals.
ABOUT AMERICAN TRADING AND PRODUCTION CORPORATION:
Atapco is a privately owned real estate company operating in the commercial, industrial, and residential sectors. Founded by the Blaustein family, the owners of the American Oil Company, Atapco was created as a means to expand the scope of the Blaustein family’s business operations.2 In 1931, American Trading and Production Corporation was formed, and the company expanded into new industries, such as commercial real estate development and operation. Today, Atapco’s business is in the acquisition, development, and operation of high-quality real estate properties.2 Operating as Atapco Properties, the company owns and operates commercial, industrial, residential, and mixed-use properties in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana. 2 Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Atapco employs over 50 individuals.
Between May 4 and May 5, 2022, Atapco 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, Atapco determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information through a malware attack between February 17, 2022, and May 5, 2022. Recently, Atapco began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
If you received a breach notification letter from American Trading and Production Corporation:
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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Atapco 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 American Trading and Production Corporation;
- 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.