Steel River Systems Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Steel River Systems, LLC regarding its recent data breach. The Steel River Systems data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 219,000 individuals


Steel River Systems is a debt collection company with a focus on federal subcontracting. Headquartered in Rock Falls, Illinois, Steel River Systems specializes in ARM, default collections, and student lending. Founded in 2015, Steel River Systems’ primary clients are other private collection agencies that have contracts with the U.S Department of Education. Steel River Systems employs over 50 individuals and is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned business.


On or about July 16, 2022, Steel River Systems discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed or acquired. Through its investigation, Steel River Systems determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between May 25 and July 16, 2022. On December 22, 2022, Steel River Systems began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Financial information (e.g., account number, credit/debit card numbers)
  • Driver’s license number

If you received a breach notification letter from Steel River Systems:

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 Steel River Systems 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 the free credit monitoring service provided by Steel River Systems, LLC;
  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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