The American Meteorological Society Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The American Meteorological Society (“AMS”) regarding its recent data breach. The AMS data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


AMS is a non-profit scientific organization based in Massachusetts. Specializing in the atmospheric, oceanic, and meteorological fields, AMS conducts research, publishes peer reviewed journals and monographs, provides education, and organizes scientific meetings and conferences. Founded in 1919, AMS publishes 12 peer-reviewed scientific journals and sponsors more than 12 conferences annually. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, AMS has an additional location in Washington, D.C., and a membership of over 12,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts.


On December 5, 2023, AMS discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, AMS determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information in April 2023. On December 14, 2023, AMS began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Financial Account number

If you received a breach notification letter from The American Meteorological Society:

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 AMS 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 The American Meteorological Society;
  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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