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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Data Breach Investigation

The Lyon Firm is actively involved in data privacy and data theft cases and is currently investigating the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center data breach on behalf of victims and plaintiffs nationwide.

What Happened at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center?

An investigation is still ongoing, but it has been concluded that on November 19, 2023, Fred Hutch detected unusual activity within its computer network. In late December, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center filed a notice of data breach after discovering that an unauthorized actor accessed certain segments of the organization’s IT network. Fred Hutch explains that the hackers may have been able to access names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, medical record numbers, patient account numbers, dates of service, treatment & diagnosis information, lab results, and provider names.

Fred Hutchinson is a cancer research institute based in Seattle, Washington, which includes the former Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Fred Hutch conducts research and clinical trials, and treats many forms of cancer at eleven locations in and around Seattle, WA.

Previous Data Breach Notice

The latest security incident is just the latest; Fred Hutch was hit last year by a cyberattack on an email server. In October 2022, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, now known as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, began providing notice of a security incident involving certain individuals’ protected health information and personal information.

On March 26, 2022, the healthcare provider discovered that someone outside of Fred Hutchinson accessed an employee’s email account.

Contact our data breach lawyers following the receipt of any data theft notification letter. our legal team can help you learn more about your legal options and offer free case reviews. It is critical to protect yourself after a data breach leaks your sensitive personal data and to minimize the risk of medical identity theft and fraud. 

The Lyon Firm is currently involved in numerous class action data breach lawsuits nationwide and we represent plaintiffs in all fifty states. Act now to recover compensation and to hold any negligent party accountable for their failure to protect your data.