The Guardian Data Breach Investigation

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


The Guardian is a British daily newspaper owned by Guardian Media Group. Founded in 1821, The Guardian established itself as a leading daily paper in Manchester, quickly expanding its reporting to cover British and international issues. Reporting on everything from the American Civil War to the movement for women’s suffrage and World War I, The Guardian’s readership grew rapidly over the course of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, prompting the paper to move its headquarters from Manchester to London in 1976. Today, The Guardian’s American bureau operates out of New York City, publishing a variety of material, including international news, editorials, and sports coverage. Headquartered in London, England, The Guardian operates bureaus across the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.


On December 20, 2022, The Guardian discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, The Guardian determined that an unauthorized actor accessed and obtained this sensitive information. On January 13, 2023, The Guardian began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Passport number
  • Financial information (e.g., direct deposit information)

If you received a breach notification letter or email from The Guardian:

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 The Guardian 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by The Guardian;

  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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