Wabtec Corporation Data Breach Lawsuit

Legal Representation for Victims of Data Breaches in California

The Data Breach Attorneys at Potter Handy Law Firm have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly examine your case, conduct an investigation into the breach, and, when needed, fight for justice.

Potter Handy LLP is currently reviewing cases on behalf of individuals affected by the Wabtec Corporation data breach. These individuals may have had their personal and confidential information illegally accessed by an unknown third party during the Wabtec Corporation data breach. Potter Handy LLP will conduct a complimentary assessment of your data breach claim in order to safeguard the rights and privacy of all those impacted by the Wabtec Corporation data breach.

We are only interested in claims that arose in California and Illinois.


What Happened?

Wabtec Corporation, an industrial manufacturer headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, emerged from the 1999 merger of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO) and MotivePower Industries Corporation. Presently, the company extends its reach to over 50 countries, delivering a comprehensive range of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and services to the freight and transit rail sectors. Among its diverse offerings are products tailored for locomotives, freight cars, and passenger transit vehicles, while also actively engaging in the production of locomotives. With a workforce exceeding 27,000 individuals, Wabtec Corp. achieves an impressive annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “WAB,” Wabtec maintains a robust presence in the industrial landscape.

On June 26, 2022, Wabtec Corporation detected a data breach, exposing potential unauthorized access to sensitive personal and health information within its systems. Following a forensic investigation, Wabtec Corporation determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information as early as March 15, 2022, and certain sensitive data was obtained on June 26, 2022. Subsequently, on December 30, 2023, Wabtec Corporation began notifying the affected individuals of the data breach, and on January 4, 2024, Wabtec Corporation filed a notice of the data breach with the Attorney General of California.

View an example of what the notification letter looks like.

If you’ve received a notification regarding a concerning data breach, it is imperative to recognize the gravity of the situation. Your personal information could potentially be compromised, making it accessible to cybercriminals. Given this scenario, it is of utmost importance that you address this matter with a sense of urgency and contact our highly qualified Data Breach Lawyers. These attorneys can effectively protect your legal rights and ensure that those responsible for causing harm are held accountable.

By selecting a qualified Data Breach Lawyer in California, you can be assured that your interests are protected thoroughly during the entire case, providing you with peace of mind.

Contact us online or call our data breach intake professionals at (415) 534-1911.


What Information Was Involved in the Wabtec Corporation Data Breach?

The investigation has concluded that the incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to specific confidential information.

The particular information compromised varies depending on the individual but may include:

  • Account Username and Password
  • Biometric Information
  • Criminal Conviction or Offense
  • Date of Birth
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Financial Account Information
  • Gender/Gender Identity
  • IP Address
  • Medical Record & Health Insurance Information
  • Name
  • NHS (National Health Service) Number
  • Non-US National ID Number
  • Non-US Social Insurance Number or Fiscal Code
  • Passport Number
  • Payment Card Information
  • Photograph
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Religious Beliefs
  • Salary
  • Social Security Number
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Union Affiliation
  • USCIS or Alien Registration Number

Protecting Consumers’ Privacy Rights Following the Wabtec Corporation Data Breach

If you were notified that your information had been stolen as a result of the Wabtec Corporation data breach, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedies.

Please call (415) 534-1911 for an appointment with Mark Potter and Jim Treglio of Potter Handy LLP in San Francisco. During this call, our intake professionals will review your claim regarding the Wabtec Corporation data breach. Free Consultations 24/7. No out-of-pocket expenses.