Trinity College is a mid-sized private university in Hartford, Connecticut. The school teaches approximately 2,200 students annually and offers 41 majors and 28 minors; all focused on liberal arts. This university opened in 1823 and now generates over $214 million annually. The school was hit by a recent data breach that has left a large number of students and some of the 927 faculty members exposed.
The staff at Trinity College provided personal and health-related information to the National Student Clearinghouse and the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association. These two organizations utilize the MOVEit file-transfer service that was recently the victim of a serious Zero-Day vulnerability. With both of these providers being hit by the MOVEit attacks, a large number of data from Trinity College was exposed as well.
We don't have specific dates that the breaches occurred, but our knowledge of the other MOVEit-related data breaches makes it easy to speculate that they occurred in May. Trinity College posted a notice explaining that two of its third-party relationships resulted in lost data for the University, its students, and its staff members. The notice went up on June 30, 2023.
This Trinity College breach impacts the school's staff members and students. Anyone whose data was shared with the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association or the National Student Clearinghouse could be at risk of being attacked because of information lost to these breaches.
There is no official information about the total files lost by Trinity College in this breach. We only know that the school was hit by its association with two different third-party companies that were attacked and that many students and faculty members could have been impacted. Look for a notice from the college about these breaches to confirm that your data is at risk.