thyssenkrupp Materials Data Breach Exposes Company's Human Resources Information

NOTICE: If you reside in the United States and are a current or former employee of thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc. and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777

tk data breachOn December 28, 2020, a ransomware attack encrypted the servers and workstations of the thyssenkrupp Materials group of companies (thyssenkrupp) in the United States and Canada. The unauthorized party gained access to system data that included human resources information, such as:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Social Security numbers
  • Direct deposit information
  • Birthdates
  • Health information
  • Payroll information
  • Employee contact information

The company currently has more than 4,000 employees. The data of an unknown number of former employees may have also been compromised in the incident.

thyssenkrupp has reportedly increased the monitoring of their IT networks and is improving access controls. The company is offering two years of credit monitoring services to affected individuals and has set up a toll-free number to answer questions about this incident: 800-475-1420.

Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc. is a leading North American provider of production materials, including metals processing, engineering plastics, and metallurgical laboratory services. The group offers 120,000 products to 55,000 customers across North America, generating $1.34 billion USD in annual revenues in 2020.

Parent company thyssenkrupp AG is an industrial giant and a leading supplier of flat steel. With 600 companies in nearly 80 countries, thyssenkrupp AG has annual revenues of over $34 billion USD.

NOTICE: If you reside in the United States and are a current or former employee of thyssenkrupp Materials NA, Inc., contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your situation and possibly developing legal options.