Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Blue Ridge Energy regarding its recent data breach. The Blue Ridge Energy data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of current and former employees.
ABOUT BLUE RIDGE ENERGY:
Blue Ridge Energy is a utilities and energy company based in North Carolina. Comprised of Blue Ridge Electric Membership, an electric cooperative, and its subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, Blue Ridge Energy is a comprehensive energy solutions company. Serving over 100,000 people across North Carolina, Blue Ridge Energy offers its customers electrical service as well as propane and heating fuels. Blue Ridge Energy was originally founded on September 19, 1936 when a small group of farmers met in the jury room of the Caldwell County courthouse to organize an electrical cooperative. Today, Blue Ridge Energy is headquartered in Lenoir, North Carolina, has 7 offices and showroom across North Carolina, and employs over 200 individuals.
On September 27, 2023, a vendor of Blue Ridge Energy, Meridian, 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 independent monitoring of the data breach investigation, Blue Ridge Energy determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information and posed it on the dark web on October 12, 2023. On November 6, 2023, Blue Ridge Energy began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Bank account number
If you are a current or former employee of Blue Ridge Energy:
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 Blue Ridge Energy 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 Blue Ridge Energy;
- 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.