Assumption University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Assumption University regarding its recent data breach. The Assumption University data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 2,000 individuals.


Assumption University is a private, Roman Catholic university located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1904, Assumption University is known for its commitment to a classical liberal arts curriculum rooted in the Catholic, Augustinian, and Assumptionist traditions. Sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption, Assumption University offers undergraduate and graduate studies across a range of academic disciplines, including the arts, sciences, business, health sciences, and more2. Competing in the NCAA Division II as the Greyhounds, Assumption University has around 2,000 students and employs over 200 individuals.


On April 4, 2023, Assumption University discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Assumption University determined that an unauthorized actor accessed two Assumption University email accounts containing sensitive information between March 4,2023 and April 4, 2023. On November 17, 2023, Assumption University began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number

If you received a breach notification letter from Assumption University:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Assumption University data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Assumption University;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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