Plug Power
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

December 17, 2023 -- Attention: victims of the Plug Power data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Plug Power data breach.

On March 22, 2023, Plug Power detected a ransomware attack on certain company computer systems. The company promptly responded to contain the breach and engaged external cybersecurity professionals to assess the incident's extent and nature. Additionally, law enforcement was informed of the situation.

The subsequent investigation by Plug Power revealed that from March 13 to March 23, 2023, an unauthorized entity accessed and potentially extracted data from specific systems. The company, with assistance from cybersecurity experts, endeavored to restore the affected systems and analyze the data the unauthorized party might have accessed or extracted.

On November 30, 2023, following an exhaustive review of the impacted data, Plug Power identified that personal information might have been compromised. The company conducted a thorough investigation to ascertain the full extent and nature of this data security breach. Furthermore, Plug Power implemented measures to mitigate the risk of similar future incidents and continues to enhance its cybersecurity defenses to reinforce data protection.

As a result of the data breach, Plug Power is offering 24 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 8,300 individuals were affected by the Plug Power data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: Social Security numbers.

Additional information about the Plug Power data breach may be found here: Plug Power Data Breach Notification.

Plug Power is a pioneering company in the United States, established in 1997, that specializes in developing hydrogen fuel cell technologies. These technologies offer an alternative to traditional batteries for electric vehicles and equipment. The company's headquarters is in Latham, New York, with additional facilities in Spokane, Washington, and Rochester, New York.

The company's notable product, the GenDrive system, combines fuel cells produced by Plug Power and another power systems company. This system is distinctive for its rapid recharging capabilities, a significant improvement over the longer recharge times associated with lead-acid batteries. GenDrive units are also designed to fit into spaces initially intended for traditional batteries, providing consistent power output.

In recent years, Plug Power has made significant strides in innovation and market expansion. This includes the launch of ProGen fuel cell engines for electric delivery vehicles and a collaboration with the USPS for forklift fleets. Strategic partnerships have been key, with notable collaborations and investments aimed at expanding their hydrogen fuel cell technology to global markets.

For more information about steps you can take to possibly reduce the chances harm arising from a data breach, please review the following article: What are some steps you can take if you've been the victim of a data breach?

If you believe you are a victim of the Plug Power data breach, and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit regarding this data breach, please submit your information via the form on this webpage. This website is not associated with nor authorized by Plug Power or any affiliated companies.