Johns Hopkins is a learning hospital that trains nearly 500 doctors while serving patients with 1091 active beds. The hospital has been operating since 1889 and is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The learning hospital maintains data for patients, faculty, employees, and students, all in one area, making it a prime target for data theft.
The Johns Hopkins data breach occurred because hackers breached the MOVEit secure file transfer service in May 2023 and gained access to information for hundreds of different companies, including Johns Hopkins. The organization is now conducting investigations about what data was taken from the organization.
The breach occurred in May 2023, and it happened the same time as hundreds of other businesses and schools were losing data in the same breach. On June 15, 2023, Johns Hopkins released a letter to its community, informing them that the breach occurred and making it clear how the data was taken and what sort of data was lost.
This Johns Hopkins breach impacts students, faculty, and patients at the learning hospital. If you are associated with the hospital in any way, you may be at risk because of this breach.
We don't have a count of Johns Hopkins files taken during the MOVEit data breach. We only know that a large number of individuals could be impacted by this breach, and we suspect that a large number of documents and communications were accessed and taken. If you receive a notice from Johns Hopkins concerning the data breach, you should invest in identity theft protection services, credit monitoring, or consider putting a freeze on your credit to guard yourself.