Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Blackburn College
  • Street Address: 700 College Ave.
  • City: Carlinville
  • State, or Country if outside the US: Illinois
  • Zip Code: 62626

Submitted By

  • Name: Rachel Pitts
  • Title: Attorney
  • Firm name (if different than entity): Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Telephone Number: 2057198868
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 3039
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 2
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified: Yes
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 12/14/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 02/06/2024
  • 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: 03/05/2024
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: Blackburn Notification Samples.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, TransUnion, Alerts for credit monitoring; $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy fully managed identity theft recovery services from the date of enrollment.