Standard Laboratories Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Standard Laboratories, Inc. (“Standard Labs”) regarding its recent data breach. The Standard Labs data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Standard Labs is an independent laboratory and testing company based in West Virginia. Founded in 1949, Standard Labs specializes in coal sampling and analysis, with additional analytical capability in soil, water, environmental and geochemical matrices. Committed to offering a wider range of services to the world’s energy and environmental industries, Standard Labs also provides consultation services, design and manufacturing of bulk material sampling equipment, and operation and maintenance of terminal and laboratory facilities. Headquartered in Scott Depot, West Virginia, Standard Labs has 25 laboratories in the United States.


On November 30, 2023, Standard Labs was informed that its external payroll and benefits provider, Paycor, Inc., had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Paycor determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer file sharing software, which Paycor uses, on May 31, 2023. On January 2, 2024, Standard Labs began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name 
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Standard Laboratories, 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

If you were impacted by the Standard Labs data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Standard Laboratories, Inc.:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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