Texas Wesleyan University
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

January 30, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the Texas Wesleyan University data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Texas Wesleyan University data breach.

On October 6, 2023, Texas Wesleyan University faced a significant disruption to its computer network, affecting system functionality and access. Following the detection of this issue, Texas Wesleyan University swiftly cut off network access and engaged a specialized cybersecurity firm along with IT experts to secure the network and launch an in-depth forensic analysis to ascertain the details and extent of the incident.

The ongoing investigation has already indicated unauthorized access to certain Texas Wesleyan University files. Consequently, Texas Wesleyan University meticulously examined the impacted systems to pinpoint affected individuals and the nature of the compromised data. In response to the breach, Texas Wesleyan University undertook rapid measures to secure its systems and conduct a thorough investigation. This included hiring a cybersecurity firm and IT professionals for a detailed forensic review.

Moreover, Texas Wesleyan University implemented several security enhancements: severing network connections, enforcing a community-wide password reset, extending minimum password requirements, reinforcing firewall configurations, integrating a Web Application Firewall and robust DNS/DDOS safeguards, bolstering multi-factor authentication measures, and integrating additional security mechanisms.

As a result of the data breach, Texas Wesleyan University is offering 24 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Thousands of individuals were affected by the Texas Wesleyan University data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: names, Social Security numbers, financial account data, medical data, and/or passport data.

Additional information about the Texas Wesleyan University data breach may be found here: Texas Wesleyan University Notice of Data Breach.

Texas Wesleyan University, located in Fort Worth, Texas, presents itself as a smaller, more intimate learning environment. They emphasize a personalized approach to education, focusing on creating a community where students can engage directly with faculty and have more hands-on learning experiences. The university offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and online programs, catering to a diverse range of academic interests and professional goals.

Founded in 1890 with Methodist ties, Texas Wesleyan University upholds a "Smaller. Smarter." ethos, prioritizing intimate class sizes and strong academic offerings. The university presents a diverse mix of undergraduate and graduate programs, alongside vibrant student life and competitive NAIA sports. It prides itself on earning accreditation from esteemed bodies, including the SACSCOC and AACSB.

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 Texas Wesleyan University 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 Texas Wesleyan University or any affiliated companies.