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Alaska Department of Health
Data Breach

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Investigating Alaska Health Department data breach claims

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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has begun notifying residents about a May 2021 cyberattack that may have impacted certain Alaskans and exposed their protected health information (PHI). The Alaska Health Department said it delayed notifying individuals to avoid interfering with an ongoing criminal investigation.

The Alaska Health Department data breach potentially gave hackers access to the following:

  • Names
  • Social Security numbers (SSNs)
  • Addresses
  • Health information
  • Financial information
  • Internal identification numbers
  • Birth dates
  • Telephone numbers

As a result of the data breach, the Alaska Health Department’s background check system, State of Alaska Vital Records system, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Management System (AKAIMS), other health services were taken offline.

This is the second data breach reported by the Alaskan DHHS in a three-year period. In January 2019, the health department notified 100,000 Alaskan residents that their data had been breached in June 2018.

The Lyon Firm is investigating the Alaska Health Department data breach and is actively involved in numerous data privacy cases and has experience filing data security claims on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


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What should you do following a data breach?

Following a data breach incident, victims should consider talking to a legal expert, and move quickly to take the following steps to help prevent identity theft and fraud:

  • Confirm the data breach by contacting the “breached” company
  • Learn exactly what kind of personal data was compromised
  • Monitor your accounts for fraudulent activity
  • Change your logins and passwords
  • Keep a detailed record of suspicious activity
  • Contact your bank and cancel credit cards if they have been leaked
  • Stay alert for signs of future identity theft
  • Sign up for a credit monitoring service