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University of California Data Breach – Class Action Investigation

May 12, 2021 by  

Ahdoot Wolfson is interested in speaking with individuals who received a notice letter from the University of California confirming that their personal information was exposed during a recent data breach.  

The UC data breach is part of a larger, well-publicized breach involving a third-party data transfer vendor called Accellion. News of the breach broke in late 2020 after it was discovered that vulnerabilities in Accellion’s outdated file transfer software called the File Transfer Appliance (or FTA) were exposed by hackers, resulting in a breach of many Accellion clients. The University of California confirmed that it was one of the Accellion clients impacted by the breach. As a result, many students and other individuals associated with the University of California system have now had their sensitive personal information exposed to cybercriminals. 

The University of California’s failure to protect sensitive personal information may be a violation of data privacy and consumer protection laws. If you received a letter or other notification confirming that you have been impacted by the University of California data breach, please fill out the form below and one of the attorneys at Ahdoot Wolfson will promptly contact you.