Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) regarding its recent data breach. The AUA data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ANTIGUA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE:
AUA is a private international medical college located in the Caribbean. Established in 2004, AUA offers a 4-year doctorate program in medicine consisting of preclinical sciences and clinical sciences. Accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions, graduates with medical degrees from AUA are eligible to practice medicine in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other counties. With a primary campus in Osbourn, Antigua & Barbuda, AUA enrolls approximately 1,900 full-time students annually.
Recently, AUA discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems was accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, AUA determined that an unauthorized actor accessed and acquired this sensitive information between August 30, 2023, and September 6, 2023. On November 15, 2023, AUA began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Passport number
- Financial account number
If you received a breach notification letter from American University of Antigua College of Medicine:
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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the AUA data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by American University of Antigua College of Medicine;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.