Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a Cincinnati, Ohio law firm experienced in data breach litigation, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc. (“G&J Pepsi”). G&J Pepsi, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the nation’s largest wholly owned franchise bottler.
According to a sample notice letter provided to the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (“OCABR”), on September 9, 2021, G&J Pepsi learned that a cyber-attack involving malicious software had partially disrupted its systems. G&J Pepsi later disclosed to the Maine Attorney General that the attack first began on September 1, 2021—more than a week before it was discovered.
Roughly one month after learning of the attack, G&J Pepsi’s investigation concluded the sensitive personal data of its employees, as well as their dependents and beneficiaries, may have been accessed in the data breach.
WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?
In the sample data breach notice provided to the Massachusetts OCABR, G&J Pepsi states that the following data of G&J employees, dependents and beneficiaries may have been exposed in the data breach:
- First and last names,
- Dates of birth, and
- Social Security Numbers.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE G&J PEPSI BOTTLERS DATA BREACH?
If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to the G&J Pepsi data breach, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.
 https://www.mass.gov/doc/assigned-data-beach-number-23411-gj-pepsi-cola-bottlers-inc/download (last visited Nov. 12, 2021).
 See https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeviewer/ME/40/efe5b0cc-8053-4c60-ab45-fc42b3295500.shtml (last visited Nov. 12, 2021).
 See https://www.mass.gov/doc/assigned-data-beach-number-23411-gj-pepsi-cola-bottlers-inc/download (last visited Nov. 12, 2021).