Monmouth College Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Monmouth College regarding its recent data breach. The Monmouth College data breach may have involved sensitive personal information belonging to over 40,000 individuals.


Monmouth College is a private college located in Monmouth, Illinois. Founded in 1853, Monmouth College offers 40 academic majors and 43 minors spanning a variety of academic interests, including accounting, communications, computer science, education, music, political science, theatre, and history. Competing in Division III of the NCAA as the Fighting Scots, Monmouth College has 18 intercollegiate varsity teams and a total enrollment of approximately 750 students.


Recently, Monmouth College discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Monmouth College determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed this sensitive information via a ransomware incident that occurred in December 2022. On January 4, 2023, and March 4, 2024, Monmouth College notified individuals whose information may have been impacted. The exact type of personal information potentially exposed has not been made publicly available by Monmouth College. However, according to state reporting guidelines, “personal information” can include the following types of information:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license or state ID number
  • Account number, credit or debit card number
  • Account passwords or personal identification numbers or other access codes

If you received a breach notification letter from Monmouth 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 Monmouth 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 Monmouth 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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