Data Attack

Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System are investigating a recent cybersecurity attack targeting the widely used software MOVEit that impacted our systems, as well as many other large organizations around the world.

Johns Hopkins take the privacy and security of our community members extremely seriously. Our cybersecurity team is working closely with data security experts and law enforcement to determine what information was involved. This investigation is ongoing, but our initial evaluation shows the attack may have affected the information of Johns Hopkins employees, students, and patients.  We will update this website regularly as more information becomes available.

Until we know more, we strongly urge our community to take immediate steps to protect your information as a precautionary measure.

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your bank statements, credit reports, and insurance statements for any unusual activity. If you notice anything suspicious, promptly report it to your financial institutions.
  2. Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes: Consider placing fraud alerts or credit freezes with major credit bureaus. This will add an extra layer of security and make it harder for anyone to open new accounts using your information.
  3. Be Wary of Suspicious Emails or Communications: Stay vigilant against phishing attempts and suspicious emails or messages. Do not click on any links or provide information unless you are certain of the source's authenticity.
  4. Sign Up For Credit Monitoring Services: Johns Hopkins is working with IDX to provide all potentially impacted individuals with two years complimentary credit monitoring. Instructions for activating the complimentary services will be included in direct communications to those individuals.

For more information on identity theft, we recommend that you visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Guide at

If there is anything else that we can do to assist you, please call IDX at 888-703-9247 weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm ET.

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