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Posted On August 29, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches

Data Breach Alert: Napa Valley College

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Napa Valley College, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

Data Breach AlertOn August 25, 2022, Napa Valley College (“NVC”) reported a data breach stemming from what the company has since confirmed was a ransomware attack. Based on an official filing from the company, the incident resulted in an unauthorized party gaining access to the names and Social Security numbers of affected parties. After confirming that consumer data was leaked, NVC began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals who were impacted by the recent data security incident.

If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the NVC data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of this investigation, we are providing free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more about the risks of identity theft, what they can do to protect themselves, and what their legal options may be to obtain compensation from Napa Valley College.

What We Know So Far About the Napa Valley College Breach

According to an official notice filed by the company, the ransomware group launched an attack against Napa Valley College on or around June 10, 2022. The attack immediately impacted the functionality of the NVC network, causing the school’s website to become inaccessible and affecting its phone system and social media accounts. In response, NVC took the necessary steps to secure its network, reported the incident to law enforcement and launched an investigation into the incident.

Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Napa Valley College then reviewed the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name and Social Security number.

On August 25, 2022, Napa Valley College sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.

More Information About Napa Valley College

Founded in 1942, Napa Valley College, formerly called Napa Junior College and Napa Community College, is a community college in Napa, California. The college offers a range of degrees in Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Mathematics, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Theater and Viticulture and Winery Technology. Napa Valley College currently has approximately 6,881 students. Napa Valley College employs more than 538 people and generates approximately $29 million in annual revenue.

If You Have Questions About Your Rights Following the Napa Valley College Data Breach, Console & Associates, P.C. Can Help

At Console & Associates, P.C., our consumer privacy lawyers monitor all security and data breaches to help affected consumers pursue their legal remedies. We offer free consultations to victims of data breaches and can explain your rights in clear, understandable terms so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. If you’ve been affected by the NVC data breach or any other data security incident, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to most effectively proceed with your case. If you decide to bring a case, we only get paid if you do. If your claim is successful, any legal fees are either paid by the defendant or come out of the funds recovered from the defendant. If your claim doesn’t result in a recovery, you will pay nothing.

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NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Napa Valley College, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.