Mercyhurst University Data Breach Investigation

Mercyhurst University Data Breach Investigation

Lowey Dannenberg is investigating claims for violations of the common law and state consumer protection statutes by Mercyhurst University (“Mercyhurst”), as a result of a data breach compromising records containing Social Security number and financial account information.

If you received a notice letter, wish to participate, learn more, or discuss the issues surrounding the investigation please fill out the contact form below or please contact Anthony Christina at 215-399-4782 , or via email at

What Happened and What Information Was Involved:

Mercyhurst is an accredited, four-year university located in Erie, Pennsylvania. On November 8, 2022, Mercyhurst began notifying consumers that earlier in 2022, Mercyhurst discovered suspicious activity in their systems environment.

Mercyhurst’s investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to Mercyhurst’s environment between January 16, 2022, and May 15, 2022. The investigation also determined that an unauthorized actor had the ability to access certain information stored on their network during this time period.

The information that could have been subject to unauthorized access includes:

  • Name, and
  • One or more of Social Security number and Financial Account Information.