Knox College Data Breach Investigation

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


Knox College is a private liberal arts college in Illinois. Founded 1837, Knox College was founded as a manual labor college focused on agriculture and mechanical engineering. Over the years, Knox College found itself at the center of several historically significant events, including its association as a station on the Underground Railroad, hosting the fifth debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, and integrating women into co-ed classrooms in 1891. Today, Knox College offers over 60 majors and minors in a wide variety of subject areas. Located in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College manages an endowment of over $170 million and enrolls approximately 1,200 students. 


Recently, Knox College 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, Knox College determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack. On November 26, 2022, Knox College informed students and faculty about the data breach. Although much information remains unknown, it has been alleged that a known hacking group is responsible for the ransomware attack on Knox College.

If you are a current or former student or faculty member of Knox College:

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 Knox College data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  2. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  3. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  4. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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