Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in data breach cases, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to Alaska Railroad (“ARRC”). If you received a notice of data breach letter or email from Alaska Railroad, please contact us as soon as possible to understand your legal rights in response to the data breach.
Alaska Railroad, a large freight and passenger railroad company operating in and around the state of Alaska, recently disclosed that on December 25, 2022, a third party gained unauthorized access to its internal network. ARRC did not discover this data breach until March 18, 2023, though it immediately began investigating to discover the scope and scale of the breach. Alaska Railroad has determined that certain personal or private information of its vendors, and current and former employees and their dependents was compromised in the breach.
Alaska Railroad confirmed that on March 18, 2023, it “discovered evidence” of the data breach that occurred on December 25, 2022, and that it “took immediate action to identify and contain this intrusion.” At this time, Alaska Railroad has not disclosed any information about how long the data breach lasted or how it happened.
WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?
The unauthorized third-party that was able to access the private information of vendors and current and former employees and their families Alaska Railroad was storing was reportedly able to access:
- Full names;
- Social Security numbers;
- Drivers’ license numbers or other government issued identification numbers;
- Dates of birth;
- Medical and health insurance information;
- Drug screening results;
- Work evaluations;
- Birth and marriage certificates;
- Employer tax identification numbers; and
- Banking information.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE ALASKA RAILROAD 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 responding to the Alaska Railroad 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.
 See https://dojmt.gov/wp-content/uploads/Consumer-notification-letter-217.pdf (last accessed May 9, 2023)