Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating DigiPen Institute of Technology regarding its recent data breach. The DigiPen data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 6,200 individuals.
ABOUT DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY:
DigiPen is a private, for-profit university that emphasizes a curriculum centered around computer sciences and technology. Founded in 1988, DigiPen has gone on to offer the world’s first bachelor’s degree in video game technology development and has since established programs in digital arts, animation, computer engineering, and more. Today, DigiPen’s main campus and headquarters is in Redmond, Washington, with two other campuses located in Singapore and Bilbao, Spain.
On May 1, 2022, DigiPen experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, DigiPen determined on June 15, 2022, that an unauthorized actor gained access to this sensitive information. On July 26, 2022, DigiPen began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information has not been disclosed by DigiPen. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial information
- Medical information
- Taxpayer information
- Personal identification number issued by the United States IRS
If you received a breach notification letter from DigiPen:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the DigiPen data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by DigiPen Institute of Technology;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.