The Hillman Group Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The Hillman Group regarding its recent data breach. The Hillman data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 6,000 individuals.


The Hillman Group is a publicly traded manufacturing company that designs various hardware solutions products. Since its founding in 1964 as the Hillman Bolt & Screw Corporation, Hillman’s product range has expanded from solely fasteners to include work gloves, drills, pet tags, and keys. Hillman products are found at over 40,000 retailers, including home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s.2 In 2022, Hillman reported sales of over $1.48 billion. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hillman employs more than 1,000 individuals for design, engineering, finance, product management, and more.


On June 14, 2023, Hillman discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Hillman concluded that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between May 30 and June 2, 2023. On November 6, 2023, Hillman began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from The Hillman Group:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Hillman data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by The Hillman Group;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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