Wayne Bank Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Wayne Bank regarding its recent data breach. The Wayne Bank data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Wayne Bank is a community bank serving communities in Pennsylvania and New York. Founded in 1871, Wayne Bank offers a variety of banking products and services, including consumer loans, home loans, checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, and internet and mobile banking. Today, Wayne Bank has 29 community offices in two states and ten counties and has grown to $2 billion in assets.2 Headquartered in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Wayne Bank employs over 250 individuals.


On October 19, 2023, Wayne Bank learned that one of its third-party vendors had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information related to Wayne Bank customers may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, the third-party vendor determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer, a file transfer software used by the vendor, between May 27 and May 31, 2023. Recently, Wayne Bank began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information potentially exposed has not been made publicly available by Wayne Bank. However, according to an article in The Scranton Times-Tribune,3 the type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Financial account number and routing number

If you received a breach notification letter from Wayne Bank:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Wayne Bank 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 Wayne Bank:
  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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