Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Bluefield University
  • Street Address: 3000 College Drive
  • City: Bluefield
  • State, or Country if outside the US: VA
  • Zip Code: 24605

Submitted By

  • Name: Spencer Pollock
  • Title: Member
  • Firm name (if different than entity): McDonald Hopkins PLC
  • Telephone Number: 410-917-5189
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Attorney

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 23195
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 13
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 04/29/2023-05/11/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 10/26/2023
  • 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: 11/27/2023
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Bluefield_-_Redacted_1Y_Proof_32903417v1.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: 12 months, Cyberscout through Identity Force, a TransUnion company, Credit Monitoring