Data Breach

Rensselaer Polytechnic Data Breach Investigation

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Shamis & Gentile P.A., one of the nation's premier class action law firms specializing in data breach cases, is investigating the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (“ECSI”) data breach. If you were affected by the data breach, your sensitive personally identifiable information may have been exposed, and you may be eligible for compensation.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (“ECSI”)

ECSI, a leading provider in the higher education sector, offers comprehensive services including student loan servicing, tuition payment plans, and tax document services. Founded in 1972, ECSI prides itself on a client retention rate of 99.9%, serving over 1,750 clients across the United States. Their commitment to enhancing student engagement and easing administrative burdens has made them a pivotal player in the industry.

The February 2024 Data Breach

On February 12, 2024, ECSI detected an unusually high volume of access attempts to their online services, which led to the discovery of a data breach. The breach occurred between October 29, 2023, and February 12, 2024. The types of consumer information exposed include:

  • Social Security Number

Your Rights and Next Steps

If your information was compromised in this breach, it's crucial to take immediate action to protect your identity and personal data. Here are steps you can take:

  1. Monitor your financial accounts for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit reports.
  3. Take advantage of the free credit monitoring service offered by ECSI, provided by Experian.
  4. Review your credit reports regularly, which can be obtained for free annually from each of the major credit bureaus.
  5. Report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities, including the FTC and your local law enforcement.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you've been affected by the ECSI data breach, lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights and may assist you in seeking compensation. Data breaches can lead to significant personal and financial harm, but you don't have to face this challenge alone. By completing the below form, you can join others in seeking justice and potentially receive compensation for the damages incurred.


Please fill out the form below to learn more about your rights and the next steps if you believe your information was compromised in the ECSI data breach.

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