Over a doctor’s shoulder we see a spreadsheet of medical data on a vulnerable hospital computer.

UT Southwestern Medical Center Data Breach Investigation

The Lyon Firm, a law firm experienced in hospital data breach litigation, is investigating claims of a data theft incident involving data entrusted to UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW).

If you or a loved one received notice from UT Southwestern, contact our attorneys to arrange a free and confidential data breach consultation.

UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) has confirmed that the protected health information of 98,437 patients was stolen in an alleged hacking\IT incident on May 28, 2023.

The Clop ransomware group exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Progress Software’s MOVEit file transfer solution and exfiltrated files that contained the following information:

  • Names
  • Medical record numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Medication names
  • Medication dosages
  • Social Security numbers

UTSW was notified about the cyber attack by Progress Software on May 30, 2023. Recent data shows at least 455 organizations were attacked, and at least 23 million individuals may be impacted. The Clop group has recently started posting personal data from victims on its web data leak site.

About UT Southwestern

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) is an academic health science center in Dallas, Texas, with around 23,000 employees and nearly 4 million outpatient visits per year. UT Southwestern is the largest medical school in the state of Texas. The institution has ranked among the top medical schools in the United States.

The Lyon Firm is investigating the UTSW data breach and is actively involved in numerous data privacy cases and has experience filing data theft claims on behalf of plaintiffs in Texas and nationwide.