Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority, regarding its recent data breach. The Oklahoma Student Loan Authority data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT OKLAHOMA STUDENT LOAN AUTHORITY:
The Oklahoma Student Loan Authority is a nonprofit student loan servicer that conducts business within and outside of Oklahoma. Founded in 1972 by the Oklahoma state legislature, the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority is a public trust supervised by five trustees appointed by the Oklahoma governor. Today, the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority services more than 1.2 million Direct Loan borrowers. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority has serviced more than $1.6 billion in student loans.
On July 21, 2022, the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority discovered that its loan servicing system and customer website portal provider, Nelnet Servicing, LLC, had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Nelnet Servicing concluded that an unknown actor may have accessed this sensitive information, including information related to loans serviced by the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority, between June 1 and July 22, 2022. On August 26, 2022, the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Contact information
If you received a breach notification letter from the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority:
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 Oklahoma Student Loan Authority 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 the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority;
- 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.