National Student Clearinghouse
Data Breach Class Action

September 1, 2023 -- Attention: victims of the National Student Clearinghouse data breach.

On May 31, 2023, the National Student Clearinghouse received notification from its third-party software vendor, Progress Software, about a cybersecurity concern linked to the vendor's MOVEit Transfer software. This tool, which facilitates file transfers, is widely utilized by numerous entities, the National Student Clearinghouse being one of them. Upon getting wind of the situation, an immediate investigation was launched, with insights from top cybersecurity professionals. Collaboration with law enforcement was also established. By June 20, 2023, it became evident from the inquiry that an unauthorized individual accessed specific files within the MOVEit software, with the incident believed to have taken place around May 30, 2023.

Approximately 51,000 individuals were affected by the National Student Clearinghouse data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: name, enrollment records, Social Security number, student ID number, contact data, degree records, date of birth, and course-level information.

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?

Additional information about the National Student Clearinghouse data breach may be found here: National Student Clearinghouse.

The National Student Clearinghouse stands as a notable educational nonprofit dedicated to delivering educational reporting, validation, and investigative services to academic institutions across North America. Encompassing a vast connection of approximately 3,600 colleges, NSC covers a remarkable 97 percent of tertiary educational enrollments. This entity, having its roots traced back to its establishment in Herndon, Virginia on July 2, 1993, frequently disseminates scholarly materials through its research division. This includes a twice-yearly analysis focusing on various aspects of US higher education like enrollment trends, student mobility, graduation rates, and more, all based on data obtained from the Clearinghouse.

If you believe you are a victim of the National Student Clearinghouse 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 National Student Clearinghouse or any affiliated companies.