Spudnik Equipment Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Spudnik Equipment Company LLC (“Spudnik”) regarding its recent data breach. The Spudnik data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 1,100 employees.


Spudnik is a machine manufacturing company specializing in farming equipment. Founded in 1958, Spudnik manufactures a variety of equipment for the farming of potatos, sugarbeets, and vegetables, including windrowers, harvesters, planters, eliminators, trailers, bulk beds, crop carts, and more. In 2008, Spudnik became a member of the Grimme Group, one of the largest potato equipment manufacturers in the world. Headquartered in Blackfoot, Idaho, Spudnik has three additional locations in the United States and employs over 500 individuals.


Recently, Spudnik discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Spudnik determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on November 27, 2023. On December 22, 2023, Spudnik began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Banking information

If you have received a breach notification letter from Spudnik Equipment Company LLC:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Spudnik 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 Spudnik Equipment Company LLC:
  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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