Skidmore College Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Skidmore College regarding its recent data breach. The Skidmore College data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 12,000 individuals.


Skidmore College is a private liberal arts educational institution located in Saratoga, New York. Founded in 1903, Skidmore College is known for its strong commitment to liberal arts and interdisciplinary education. Recognized for its arts scene, Skidmore College offers undergraduate degrees in a wide range of academic disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and business. Home to the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College enrolls 2,700 undergraduate students and employs over 200 faculty members.


On February 17, 2023, Skidmore College discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Skidmore College determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack on February 15,2023. On September 15, 2023, Skidmore College began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you are a current or former student or faculty member of Skidmore College:

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 Skidmore College 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 free credit monitoring service provided by Skidmore College;
  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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