Vice Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Vice Media, LLC, which does business as Vice, regarding its recent data breach. The Vice data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 1,700 individuals.


Vice is a digital media and broadcasting company known for its online news coverage. Founded in Montreal, Canada, in 1994, Vice began as an alternative news media magazine, covering topics such as music, art, and a variety of U.S. and Canadian subcultures. Over the following decade, Vice rapidly expanded, relocating to the United States and growing its coverage of world news and current events. Today, Vice owns various subsidiaries and brands, focusing its production efforts on news, film, television, and experiential content creation. Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, Vice has an annual revenue of over $1 billion with offices in 35 cities across the world.


On or around March 29, 2022, Vice 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, Vice determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through an internal email account. On January 30, 2023, Vice began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Vice:

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 Vice 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 Vice Media, 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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