Oklahoma Baptist University
Data Breach Class Action

September 7, 2023 -- Attention: victims of the OBU data breach.

In the midst of a widespread campaign targeting educational institutions across the country, unauthorized entities orchestrated a cyber-attack involving ransomware on Oklahoma Baptist University's computing infrastructure on two separate occasions: April 28, 2023, and June 1, 2023. Reacting to this breach, OBU decommissioned its network temporarily and initiated a probe into the matter. Subsequently, OBU enlisted the expertise of external IT specialists to not only eliminate the ransomware but also to reconstruct, recuperate, and enhance the security measures safeguarding their network. By June 15, 2023, it came to light that the intruding entity managed to gain unauthorized access, potentially extracting data from certain servers housing confidential personal details. By August 1, 2023, OBU successfully pinpointed all individuals potentially affected by this data breach, and whose personal information might have been accessed or extracted illicitly.

A currently UNKNOWN number of people were victims of the Oklahoma Baptist University data breach.

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

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 OBU data breach may be found here: Oklahoma Baptist University.

Oklahoma Baptist University, a distinguished Christian-centered institution for liberal arts, was established in 1910 under the auspices of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Located in Shawnee, it is approximately 35 miles east of Oklahoma City, 90 miles from Tulsa, and roughly 200 miles away from Dallas/Fort Worth. The university boasts a diverse student body of 1,399, hailing from 29 states and 12 different nations. It offers nine undergraduate degrees across 80 disciplines, along with four postgraduate programs: a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Christian Studies, a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. In the realm of sports, OBU's Bison teams actively compete in 15 collegiate-level events, including women's soccer, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, women's golf, baseball, women's volleyball, cross country, football.

If you believe you are a victim of the OBU 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 Oklahoma Baptist University or any affiliated companies.