At Apollo Career Center, we understand the importance of protecting and securing the personal information that we maintain. We are in the process of notifying individuals of an incident that may have involved some of their information. This notice describes the incident, the populations of individuals potentially involved, measures we have taken, and some steps that individuals involved may consider taking in response.
Apollo Career Center completed an investigation into unauthorized access to some of our computer systems. Upon discovering the incident, we immediately took steps to secure our network, contacted law enforcement, and began an investigation with the assistance of a cybersecurity firm. The investigation determined that an unauthorized person obtained access to some of our systems at various times between May 5, 2021 and May 11, 2021, and took some files out of our network.
What Information Was Involved?
On September 8, 2021, we discovered that that some information related to former adult education students enrolled at Apollo between 1957 and 2008 was contained in the files that may have been taken by the unauthorized person. The information in the files that may have been taken includes the former students’ names and Social Security numbers.
What Can You Do?
We began notifying individuals whose information was involved in the incident on October 15, 2021. We recommend that all individuals whose information may be involved to be vigilant for incidents of fraud or identity theft by reviewing their account statements and free credit reports for any unauthorized activity and report such activity to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
What Are We Doing?
We regret that this occurred and apologize for any inconvenience. To help prevent something like this from happening again, we continue to review our systems and are taking steps to enhance our existing security protocols. In addition, to help relieve concerns and restore confidence following this incident, we have arranged for individuals whose impacted information includes a Social Security number to receive a complimentary membership to Equifax ID Patrol, including credit monitoring and fraud alerts. If you believe that you may have been impacted by this incident and would like to receive additional instructions on whether you are eligible for an Equifax complimentary membership, and if so, activation instructions, please call our dedicated call center at 1-855-675-2969 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
For More Information
If you have any questions, please call our dedicated call center at please call 1-855-675-2969 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.