On, or before, January 9, 2021, Transtar Industries, Inc. (“Transtar”) experienced a data breach where an unauthorized third party gained access to its servers where sensitive personal information was stored. On June 23, 2021, Transtar finalized its review of the accessed files and identified all affected victims of the breach. On August 4, 2021, Transtar reported the incident to the California Attorney General’s office.
Through Transtar’s investigation, it was determined that over 9,000 people were affected by this data breach. At this point, Transtar has not confirmed if the data compromised was customer data. The best data breach response is to take quick action to protect your identity. If you have received a notice of data breach letter from Transtar, sign up for credit monitoring as soon as possible.
According to information that Transtar provided, the following information was affected:
This information is called your personal information (“PII”). It tells others about you and is considered part of your identity. Businesses are required to secure this information or risk facing statutory penalties, among other legal penalties. Stolen PII can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity.
Ohio-based Transtar is a global supplier of transmission products and driveline solutions found in vehicles. With over 100 locations across the United States and Canada, Transtar delivers products to more than 80 countries.