Warrior Met Coal
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

December 14, 2023 -- Attention: victims of the Warrior Met Coal data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Warrior Met Coal data breach.

Warrior Met Coal recently faced a significant security breach, where an unidentified hacker gained unauthorized entry into the company's computer network. This breach, detected on July 29, 2023, involved the use of a sophisticated malware that managed to bypass the existing anti-virus defenses. Upon discovering the intrusion, Warrior Met Coal claims it immediately disconnected the affected systems from its network, alerted law enforcement authorities, and enlisted the services of cybersecurity professionals for a thorough investigation.

In the ensuing weeks, it became evident that the hacker had successfully circumvented the company's cybersecurity measures, accessing and extracting files containing personal data. Warrior Met Coal claims it is actively collaborating with external cybersecurity experts to both understand the full extent of the breach and to fortify its network against future attacks. Part of this ongoing effort purportedly includes monitoring the dark web to track any potential misuse of the compromised information.

As a result of the data breach, Warrior Met Coal is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 19,700 individuals were affected by the Warrior Met Coal data breach.

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

Additional information about the Warrior Met Coal data breach may be found here: Warrior Met Coal Data Breach Notification.

Warrior Met Coal, based in the United States, specializes in mining and exporting metallurgical coal, a crucial component for steel production. The company's operations are concentrated in Alabama, where they employ efficient longwall mining techniques. The coal they produce is known for its low sulfur content and strong coking properties, comparable to high-quality hard coking coal (HCC) found in Australia. This positions their product favorably in the global market, especially with steel manufacturers in Europe, South America, and Asia.

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 Warrior Met Coal 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 Warrior Met Coal or any affiliated companies.