First Mid Bank & Trust Data Breach Investigation

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


First Mid is a community-focused financial services company based in Illinois. Founded in 1865, First Mid is the parent company of First Mid Bank & Trust, N.A., First Mid Insurance Group, and First Mid Wealth Management Company.2 Accordingly, First Mid provides a wide variety of financial services, including personal and commercial banking, mortgage lending, insurance, wealth management, and farmland services. Headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois, First Mid has additional locations throughout Illinois, Missouri, Texas, and Wisconsin, and employs over 500 individuals.


On October 17, 2023, First Mid learned that one of its service providers, Fiserv, had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, First Mid determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer, a file transfer software used by Fiserv, between May 27 and May 31, 2023. On January 16, 2024, First Mid began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Financial account number

If you received a breach notification letter from First Mid Bancshares, Inc.:

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 First Mid 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 First Mid Bancshares, Inc.:
  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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