Carnegie Mellon
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

January 15, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the Carnegie Mellon data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Carnegie Mellon data breach.

The Information Security Office at Carnegie Mellon recently reported an incident concerning data security, potentially affecting personal information. On August 25, 2023, unusual activity was observed in one of the university's computer systems. In response, the university initiated an immediate investigation and took steps towards recovery.

The inquiry, conducted with the help of law enforcement, revealed that an unauthorized entity had accessed the system, possibly obtaining copies of files containing personal data. Over the following months, Carnegie Mellon meticulously identified the files affected, reviewed their contents to ascertain the scope of potentially compromised information, and sought to update contact details for those potentially impacted. This process concluded on December 4, 2023. Subsequently, Carnegie Mellon has been notifying individuals whose information may have been involved in this incident.

Following the detection of the breach, Carnegie Mellon not only launched an extensive investigation and recovery operation but also disabled access to the implicated files in cooperation with law enforcement authorities. Furthermore, the university is actively implementing and maintaining measures to enhance its security protocols to prevent similar incidents in the future.

As a result of the data breach, Carnegie Mellon is offering 2 years of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 7300 individuals were affected by the Carnegie Mellon data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: name, Social Security number, date of birth.

Additional information about the Carnegie Mellon data breach may be found here: Carnegie Mellon Data Breach Notification.

Carnegie Mellon, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a prominent institution known for its interdisciplinary programs, innovative research, and a strong emphasis on technology and the arts. The university boasts notable achievements and initiatives, including a significant contribution to a lunar mission with its student-developed rover, Iris.

Carnegie Mellon is also recognized for its high number of Goldwater Scholars and Turing Awards, underscoring its strength in undergraduate research and computer science. The university's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, along with its strategic plan for 2025, reflects its dedication to creating a stable and durable environment for learning and innovation.

For more information about steps you can take to possibly reduce the chances harm arising from a data breach, please review the following article: What are some steps you can take if you've been the victim of a data breach?

If you believe you are a victim of the Carnegie Mellon data breach, and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit regarding this data breach, please submit your information via the form on this webpage. This website is not associated with nor authorized by Carnegie Mellon or any affiliated companies.