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Pearl River Community College Data Breach Class Action Investigation

by | Aug 25, 2022 | Class Action

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in data breach cases, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to Pearl River Community College.

Pearl River Community College is a Poplarville, Mississippi based community college. If you received a notice of data breach letter from Pearl River Community College, please contact us as soon as possible to understand your legal rights in response to the data breach.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Pearl River Community College detected a cyberattack on its computer systems on April 30, 2022.[1] The investigation that followed determined that an unauthorized actor had access to certain Pearl River Community College systems and obtained information stored on Pearl River Community College’s systems.[2] Pearl River Community College admitted the breach involves confidential and personal information.[3] Pearl River Community College has disclosed names and social security numbers were included in the breach.[4]

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IMPACTED BY THE DATA BREACH?

Pearl River Community College did not report the data breach to the authorities and the affected parties until August 19, 2022.[5] In total, the data of 34,678 individuals was compromised in the breach.[6] The breach notification letters to victims do not explain why Pearl River Community College waited nearly four months after the breach to start notifying victims.[7]

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE DATA BREACH?

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in responding to the Pearl River Community College data breach, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.

[1] https://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeviewer/ME/40/9945aaf7-49b9-43ac-be7b-931ba122c8aa.shtml

[2] Id.

[3] Id.

[4] Id.

[5] Id.

[6] Id.

[7] Id.