Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Education
  • Entity Name: Carnegie Mellon University
  • Street Address: 5000 Forbes Avenue
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • State, or Country if outside the US: Pennsylvania
  • Zip Code: 15213

Submitted By

  • Name: Kristin Hadgis
  • Title: Partner
  • Firm name (if different than entity): Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Telephone Number: 215-963-5563
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Outside counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 7343
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 24
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 08/24/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 12/04/2023
  • 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: 01/12/2024
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: EXPERIAN_K6458_Carnegie Mellon University_L01_SAS_2.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: Two years of Experian IdentityWorks identity theft protection and credit monitoring services