Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Gaston College
  • Street Address: 201 Highway 321 South
  • City: Dallas
  • State, or Country if outside the US: North Carolina
  • Zip Code: 28034

Submitted By

  • Name: Todd Baney
  • Title: Chief of Staff
  • Firm name (if different than entity):
  • Telephone Number: (704) 922-6485
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: employee

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 191,324
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 25
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 02/21/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 07/11/2023
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 08/25/2023
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Notice of Data Event - Gaston College - ME.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications:
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: Kroll, 12 months, credit monitoring