Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System suffered a cyberattack in late May. The initial investigation suggests that the data breach may have impacted sensitive personal and financial information including names, contact information and health billing records. John Hopkins will continue to investigate and contact affected individuals. 

John Hopkins recommends all students, faculty and staff — as well as dependents — to take immediate steps to protect their personal information as a precautionary measure.

  • Regularly review bank statements, credit reports and insurance statements for any unusual activity.
  • 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 stolen information.
  • Update online accounts with unique and strong passwords. Enable multi-factor authentication wherever possible.
  • Stay vigilant against phishing attempts and suspicious emails or messages. Do not click on any links or provide personal information unless certain of the source’s authenticity.