Andrews McMeel Universal Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Andrews McMeel Universal regarding its recent data breach. The Andrews McMeel Universal data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 2,400 individuals.


Andrews McMeel Universal is an entertainment provider that specializes in book, greeting card, and calendar publishing as well as digital entertainment. As a book publisher, Andrews McMeel Universal represents 13 Pulitzer Prize winners and over 20 New York Times best sellers. Andrews McMeel Universal also provides comics to over 400 international and 2,500 United States news outlets. With a large selection of cartoonist, Andrews McMeel Universal provides some of the most popular comic titles such as Garfield, Calvin and Hobbs, and Peanuts. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Andrews McMeel Universal employs approximately 300 individuals and does business in 120 countries around the world.


On November 19, 2022, Andrews McMeel Universal discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and obtained. Through its investigation, Andrews McMeel Universal determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information between November 17 and November 19, 2022. On January 25, 2023, Andrews McMeel Universal began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. Recently, on March 22, 2023, Andrews McMeel Universal sent out additional notification letters indicating that more individuals’ sensitive information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Passport number
  • Financial account information
  • Credit card numbers
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information

If you received a breach notification letter from Andrew McMeel Universal:

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 Andrews McMeel Universal 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 Andrews McMeel Universal;
  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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