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Educational Computer Systems (ECSI) Data Breach Investigation

The Lyon Firm is investigating the Educational Computer Systems data breach that may have impacted a large number of individuals in multiple states. Contact our data breach lawyers if you have received a letter from ECSI explaining that your personal data may have been leaked. We offer free consultations and case reviews.

What Happened at Educational Computer Systems (ECSI)?

The ECSI data breach was recently announced, and more information, including how many individuals were impacted, is expected to be released in the near future. The company filed a notice on April 19, 2023 and April 23, 2023, that suggest a large data breach incident.

According to sources, on February 12, 2024, ECSI detected an unusually high volume of login attempts on its network and disconnected its systems. An investigation concluded that an unauthorized party was able to access data belonging to certain students between October 29, 2023, and February 12, 2024. The compromised data may include names and Social Security numbers.

On April 19, Educational Computer Systems began sending out data breach letters to students at Brandeis University. On April 23, ECSI sent data breach letters to students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is not clear how many other schools or colleges may have been involved in this incident.

The company believes that this incident involved information from a Form 1098-E or Form 1098-T that students received from a college or university. Those documents included name, tuition paid, and Social Security number.

More About ECSI

Operating out of Warrendale, Pennsylvania, Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) is a subsidiary of Global Payments Inc. and provides schools and colleges with accounts receivable management, campus-based student loan servicing, tax document services, tuition payment plans, refund management, call center, and outsourcing services.

Call our legal team now to learn more about filing class action data breach lawsuits and to understand what is now at risk. We believe that all companies who collect and store personal information have a duty to protect it to the best of their ability. Should they fail due to negligent IT security practices, they may be held accountable and plaintiffs may seek compensation.