Suffolk University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Suffolk University regarding its recent data breach. The Suffolk University data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Suffolk University is a private university in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1906, Suffolk University began as a law school taught out of its founder’s private residence. In 1934, Suffolk University took a major step in its expansion by opening the College of Arts & Sciences for undergraduate majors. Today, Suffolk University offers a wide variety of majors, including physics, sociology, corporate accounting, and more. Furthermore, Suffolk University competes in 19 NCAA Division III sports. While its main campus is located in and around Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, Suffolk University runs an international campus in Madrid, Spain. Suffolk University is a medium-sized institution, enrolling approximately 6,800 students and employing over 600 faculty members.


Recently, Suffolk University discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Suffolk University determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on or around July 9, 2022. On November 30, 2022, Suffolk University began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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 free credit monitoring service provided by Suffolk 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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