Notice of Data Breach

March 6, 2019

The USD Torero Store was recently notified by one of its service providers of a security incident that could affect the payment card information of 111 customers who made purchases on its website,, between January 19 and January 26, 2019. As a precaution, USD Torero Store provided a notice to make potentially affected customers aware of the incident and provide information on steps they can take to help protect themselves. 

What Information Was Involved?

Based on the forensic investigation, it appears that the unauthorized party was able to access payment card information, including cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes, for certain transactions made on the website. Because we do not collect sensitive information such as Social Security, passport or driver’s license numbers, this type of information was not affected by this incident. Please note that this incident affected only eCommerce transactions made on between January 19 and January 26, 2019; transactions made outside of this period of time, those made in our on-campus facility and other university transactions were not affected by this incident.

What We Are Doing

USD Torero Store takes the privacy of personal information seriously and deeply regrets that this incident occurred. The vendor has informed us that they engaged a leading cybersecurity firm to assist in their investigation. Additionally, the vendor has implemented several additional security measures to help prevent this type of incident from reoccurring in the future.

Other Important Information

As an additional precaution, USD Torero Store provided information and resources to help individuals protect their identities. This includes an “Information about Identity Theft Protection” reference guide, which describes additional steps the affected customer may take to help protect themselves, including recommendations from the Federal Trade Commission regarding identity theft protection.

For More Information

For more information about this incident, or if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the USD Torero Store Director Jim Thrailkill directly at (619) 260-4558 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday, or via email at




Jim Thrailkill

Director, USD Torero Store

(619) 260-4558

USD Torero Store

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110