Connecticut College
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

February 8, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the Connecticut College data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Connecticut College data breach.

Connecticut College recently faced a data security breach that compromised sensitive personal information of some members of the Connecticut College community. Following the detection of unauthorized access to its computer systems around March 3, 2023, Connecticut College claims immediate steps were taken to limit the breach's impact and initiate a detailed investigation.

To understand the nature and extent of the personal information involved, Connecticut College enlisted the expertise of top cybersecurity professionals. This comprehensive forensic analysis and review of documents revealed by January 11, 2024, that the files obtained by the intruder did indeed include sensitive personal information.

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

Thousands of individuals were affected by the Connecticut College data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: full name, Social Security number, financial account data, taxpayer identification number, student identification number, education records data, financial aid data, driver’s license number, government-issued identification number(s), health benefits/enrollment data, and medical record number and/or treatment data related to Connecticut College's Student Health Services.

Additional information about the Connecticut College data breach may be found here: Connecticut College Notice of Data Security Incident.

Located in New London, Connecticut, Connecticut College offers a contemporary liberal arts education focusing on interdisciplinary studies through its unique curriculum, "Connections." It boasts a student population of 1,737 undergraduates, with a significant majority having ranked in the top 20% of their high school graduating class. With a commitment to small class sizes, evidenced by a 9:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17, the college provides a wide range of academic offerings, including 56 majors, minors, and certificate programs, complemented by 14 specialized Pathways.

Connecticut College is actively involved with the New London community, leveraging the local arts scene, diverse dining options, and community engagement opportunities. It purportedly collaborates with over 50 local entities to offer internships and practical learning experiences, enabling over 500 students each year to contribute to and learn from the community, thereby enriching their academic journey with hands-on civic engagement.

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 Connecticut College 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 Connecticut College or any affiliated companies.