Bluefield University Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Bluefield University regarding its recent data breach. Although much information remains unknown, the Bluefield University data breach may have involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Bluefield University is a private Baptist university in Bluefield, Virginia. As a higher education institution, Bluefield University offers over 40 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral academic programs. Additionally, Bluefield University has 18 NAIA Division 1 athletic teams which compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and the Mid-South Conference. Established in 1922 by the Baptist General Association of Virginia, Bluefield University enrolls around 1,200 students and employs 60 full-time faculty members.  


On April 30, 2023, Bluefield University was alerted to a cybersecurity attack on its systems, including its mass alert system. In response to the cyberattack, Bluefield University shut down parts of its network and operations while it worked to restore its systems. While much information is still unknown about the attack, Bluefield University posted a notice of the cyberattack on its website on April 30, 2023. The website notice advises Bluefield University faculty and students to avoid engaging with anyone claiming to be involved in the incident. The exact type of personal information impacted has not been made publicly available by Bluefield University.

If you are a current or former student or employee of Bluefield University:

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 Bluefield University 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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