Data Breach

Virginia Union University 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 Virginia Union University 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 Virginia Union University

Virginia Union University, founded in 1865, is a renowned HBCU located in Richmond, Virginia. Known for its commitment to providing a nurturing and intellectually challenging environment, the university focuses on moral values and ethics in education. It offers comprehensive undergraduate liberal arts programs and graduate education for Christian ministries, all while promoting self-actualization among its students. The university's mission includes empowering students to develop strong moral values for success.

The February 2023 Data Breach

On February 13, 2023, Virginia Union University experienced unauthorized access within their network environment. This incident led to the potential exposure of sensitive personal information of individuals associated with the university. The types of consumer information that were exposed include:

  • Full names
  • Addresses
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Driver’s License numbers

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 some steps you can take:

  1. Monitor your financial accounts for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Place a fraud alert on your credit reports by contacting one of the major credit bureaus.
  3. Consider placing a security freeze on your credit reports, which prevents creditors from accessing your credit report entirely.
  4. Obtain a free copy of your credit report from to review for discrepancies.
  5. Use the identity protection services offered by Virginia Union University, such as complimentary credit monitoring.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you've been affected by the Virginia Union University data breach, you may be entitled to compensation. Lawyers are ready to help guide you through the process of securing your data and seeking any potential compensation for damages caused by the breach. By completing the below form, you can join a lawsuit to claim your rights and possibly receive compensation.


To take the first step towards protecting your rights and securing compensation, please fill out the form below.

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