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Saint Louis University
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

March 16, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the SLU data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Saint Louis University data breach.

On March 2, 2023, SLU detected unusual activities within their email systems. Following this discovery, SLU claims it immediately initiated an in-depth internal review and enlisted the expertise of a forensic cybersecurity firm to thoroughly examine its email infrastructure and IT systems.

This investigation purportedly revealed that between December 2022, and July 2023, unauthorized access was obtained to specific email accounts that held personal data. The cybersecurity firm's investigation further verified that this unauthorized access was confined to those email accounts, in addition to a small selection of documents on SLU's SharePoint and OneDrive platforms. SLU has stated that this security breach did not extend to any other systems or databases.

After conducting a search of the affected email accounts for potentially exposed personal information, SLU discovered on April 24, 2023, that personal data did indeed exist within at least one of the compromised accounts. To mitigate the risk of such breaches in the future and enhance its cybersecurity posture, SLU is actively reviewing and strengthening its digital security protocols.

As a result of the data breach, SLU is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 93,600 individuals were affected by the Saint Louis University data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, financial account data, medical data, health insurance data, passport information, online credentials, and/or student record data.

Additional information about the Saint Louis University data breach may be found here: Saint Louis University Notice of Data Incident, and here: Saint Louis University Data Breach Notification.

Saint Louis University (SLU) is a distinguished educational institution with a history spanning over two centuries, emphasizing a mission-focused, student-centered approach enriched by research-driven programs. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, SLU offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees across various fields, including arts and sciences, business, education, health sciences, law, and engineering, among others. The university is noted for its commitment to academic excellence and innovation, offering more than 97 bachelor's degree programs and 82 master's degree programs.

SLU places a strong emphasis on experiential learning, providing students with numerous opportunities for hands-on experiences, internships, and study abroad programs. This approach is designed to prepare students for their future careers and foster a global perspective, supported by the university's diverse academic offerings and flexible scholarship options under the Billiken Promise. SLU's commitment to experiential learning is further exemplified through its state-of-the-art facilities, which allow students to engage in practical learning scenarios across various disciplines.

The university's campus is an integral part of the vibrant Midtown St. Louis area, offering a blend of historical architecture and modern amenities that contribute to a rich student life experience. With a student body that encompasses over 13,500 individuals from various backgrounds, SLU prides itself on fostering a supportive community that values inclusivity and personal development. Saint Louis University's dedication to creating a transformative educational environment is evident through its innovative research initiatives, community engagement efforts, and a strong emphasis on ethical leadership.

The Saint Louis University Website may have additional information about or provide periodic updates regarding the data breach.

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 SLU 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 Saint Louis University or any affiliated companies.