Stanford University Data Breach Investigation

Migliaccio & Rathod is involved in the Stanford University data breach investigation.

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is involved in the Stanford University (“Stanford”) data breach investigation, for a data breach affecting 27,000 individuals and their personal information.

On September 27, 2023, Stanford’s Department of Public Safety (“DPS”) learned that it had fallen victim to a ransomware attack. Stanford subsequently launched an investigation into the incident, where it uncovered that an unauthorized party gained access to its DPS network containing individuals’ personal information from May 12, 2023 to September 27, 2023.  Although Stanford claims the nature of the affected confidential data varies by person, the compromised personal information includes names, Social Security numbers, and “other information DPS may have collected during its investigations.”

Stanford University recently began informing individuals of this breach through a mailed notice letter. All of the information stolen is likely valuable and dangerous to affected victims. In previous data breaches, victims of data theft have noticed identity theft attempts ranging from fraudulent charges on bank accounts or credit cards, to unauthorized credit card applications, to medical services or government services ordered in their name, to their information being posted on the dark web, to a massive uptick in the number of spam text messages, calls and emails received.

Have you received a data breach letter, email, or other notice from Stanford University?

If you received such a notice, we would like to hear from you.  Please complete the contact form on this page, send us an email at [email protected], or give us a call at (202) 470-3520.

The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience in class action litigation against large corporations, including in cases involving data breaches such as this. More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.

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