Colorado State University Data Breach Investigation

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


Colorado State University is a public university located in Fort Collins, Colorado. As a public research university, Colorado State University has over 70 majors, 80 minors, and 85 graduate programs. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University is known for its biology and environmental science programs. With a 90% undergraduate acceptance rate, Colorado State University has approximately 26,500 undergraduate students and over 7,500 graduate students. Founded in 1870, Colorado State University began as Colorado’s land-grant institution, which was intended to provide accessible education to the state. Today, Colorado State University is the 151st ranked university in the nation and has an average tuition rate of $32,000 for in-state and $53,000 for out-of-state students per year.


Recently, Colorado State University 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, Colorado State University determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file sharing platform used by Colorado State University. On July 12, 2023, Colorado State University began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed may include:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you believe you have been impacted by the Colorado State University data breach:

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 Colorado State University data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Colorado State University;
  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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