Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed in light of the National Student Clearinghouse data breach.
As part of their investigation, they need to hear from individuals who received a notice stating they were impacted.
On May 31, 2023, the National Student Clearinghouse was informed by its third-party software provider, Progress Software, about a cybersecurity issue involving the provider's MOVEit Transfer solution. MOVEit is a file transfer tool used by Clearinghouse and thousands of other companies to facilitate the transfer of data files.
On June 20, 2023, the National Student Clearinghouse discovered that an unauthorized party had gained access to specific files through the MOVEit tool about a month prior.
The compromised files contained personal information, such as individuals' names, birthdates and contact details; Social Security numbers; student ID numbers; and certain school-related records, including enrollment records, degree records, and course-level data. It is important to note that the extent of data exposure varies for each affected individual.
The National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization based in Virginia, reports that a total of 51,689 individuals were impacted by this incident.
If your information was exposed in the breach, attorneys want to hear from you. You may be able to start a class action lawsuit to recover compensation for loss of privacy, time spent dealing with the breach, out-of-pocket costs, and more.
A successful case could also force the National Student Clearinghouse to ensure it takes proper steps to protect the information it was entrusted with.