Idaho National Laboratory
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

December 13, 2023 -- Attention: victims of the Idaho National Laboratory data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Idaho National Laboratory data breach.

On November 20, 2023, the Idaho National Laboratory received notification of a cyber data breach that had transpired the previous day at an off-site Oracle HCM data center. This breach compromised information pertaining to the laboratory's employees, former employees, their spouses, and dependents. However, the breach reportedly did not affect the Idaho National Laboratory's internal network, nor did it impact other networks or databases utilized by employees, lab customers, or other contractors.

Federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, are actively investigating the incident.

In response to this event, the Idaho National Laboratory has initiated measures to prevent future occurrences of a similar nature. Following the breach, the laboratory promptly moved to restrict access to the implicated server, notified federal law enforcement agencies, and began the process of identifying the affected individuals and the specific types of compromised information.

As a result of the data breach, Idaho National Laboratory is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 45,000 individuals were affected by the Idaho National Laboratory data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: various forms of sensitive personally identifiable information including names, dates of birth, social security numbers, salary data, and/or banking data.

Additional information about the Idaho National Laboratory data breach may be found here: Idaho National Laboratory Data Breach Information.

Idaho National Laboratory, part of the U.S. Department of Energy's network of national labs, is a leading research facility that focuses on nuclear science, energy, and national security. Established in 1949 and located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory is managed by the Battelle Energy Alliance. The lab is known for its advancements in nuclear technology, energy systems, and security solutions, employing a team of over 6,100 dedicated researchers and support staff.

Idaho National Laboratory's research capabilities are extensive and diverse. It operates the Advanced Test Reactor, a significant resource for testing materials in nuclear environments, and contributes to the development of electric vehicle batteries, power grid protection, and cybersecurity solutions. The lab's work extends to bioenergy, geothermal energy, and hydrogen production. Historically, Idaho National Laboratory has been instrumental in the nuclear sector, contributing to the development of over 300 commercial nuclear power reactors globally. It has achieved milestones such as generating the first usable electricity from nuclear power and powering the first city with atomic energy.

Idaho National Laboratory's history reflects its evolution and significant contributions to science and technology. Initially established as the National Reactor Testing Station, it has undergone several name changes and reorganizations. Throughout its history, Idaho National Laboratory has built over 50 unique nuclear reactors for testing purposes. The lab's impact on the field of nuclear energy is substantial, with many of its innovations and developments influencing global nuclear power applications. Additionally, Idaho National Laboratory actively engages in community and educational outreach, particularly in STEM fields, supporting the development of future scientists and engineers.

For more information about steps you can take to possibly reduce the chances harm arising from a data breach, please review the following article: What are some steps you can take if you've been the victim of a data breach?

If you believe you are a victim of the Idaho National Laboratory data breach, and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit regarding this data breach, please submit your information via the form on this webpage. This website is not associated with nor authorized by Idaho National Laboratory or any affiliated companies.