Equitrans Midstream Corporation Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Equitrans Midstream Corporation (“Equitrans”) regarding its recent data breach. The Equitrans data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Equitrans is a midstream services company based in Pennsylvania. Founded in 2018, Equitrans has an operational focus on gas transmission and storage systems, gas gathering systems, and water services that support natural gas development and production across the Appalachian Basin.2 As one of the largest natural gas gatherers in the United States, Equitrans provides midstream services to natural gas producers, along with commercial and industrial users, marketers, and local distribution companies.2 Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Equitrans employs over 500 individuals.


On November 30, 2023, Equitrans was informed that its external payroll provider, Paycor, Inc., had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Paycor determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer file sharing software, which Paycor uses. On January 5, 2024, Equitrans began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Equitrans Midstream Corporation:

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 Equitrans 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 Equitrans Midstream Corporation:
  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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