Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed in light of the Pacific Union College data breach.
As part of their investigation, they need to hear from individuals who received a notice stating they were impacted.
Pacific Union College recently notified several state attorneys general of a hacking incident that may have exposed consumers' personal information.
The college reported that its network was subject to unauthorized access between March 5 and 19, 2023, and a notice posted on its website acknowledges that Pacific Union College had experienced a "targeted ransomware attack."
According to DataBreaches.net, ransomware group Trigona claimed responsibility for the attack and posted on the dark web that it had obtained "120 GB of the University's confidential data, including employees' and students' personal data." The group provided the publication with samples of the stolen data indicating that employees' names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and tax-related information may have been accessed. Student-related data was even more extensive, according to DataBreaches, and may have included names, addresses, dates of birth and detailed financial information. The publication also indicated that parents' and donors' personal and financial information may have also been involved.
Pacific Union College stated on its website that it would notify affected individuals directly.
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 Pacific Union College to ensure it takes proper steps to protect the information it was entrusted with.
An attorney or legal representative may then reach out to you to explain more about this investigation and ask you a few questions.
Remember, there is no cost to get in touch, and you are under no obligation to take action after speaking to someone.