Pacific Union College Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Pacific Union College regarding its recent data breach. The Pacific Union College data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to more than 56,000 individuals.


Pacific Union College is a private liberal arts college in the Napa Valley area of Northern California. Founded in 1882, Pacific Union College was established as a Seventh-day Adventist college, prioritizing Christian values, liberal arts education, and service. Today, Pacific Union College offers over 70 degrees and programs, such as biology, business administration, education, and history. Additionally, Pacific Union College participates in the NAIA athletic organization, competing in eight sports including basketball, cross country, and volleyball. With its main campus located in Angwin, California, Pacific Union College has approximately 1,600 enrolled full-time students.


Earlier this year, Pacific Union College 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, Pacific Union College determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a ransomware attack between March 5, 2023, and March 19, 2023. On November 8, 2023, Pacific Union College began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Financial information

If you received a breach notification letter from Pacific Union 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 Pacific Union 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Pacific Union 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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