Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Data Breach Class Action

August 22, 2023 -- Attention: victims of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities data breach.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities, known as ORAU, utilized a software tool named MOVEit Transfer for the secure dissemination of data among approved program participants. On May 31, 2023, the software's creator, Progress Software, alerted ORAU about a widespread vulnerability in the MOVEit platform. This flaw allowed an outsider unauthorized access to the data in ORAU's MOVEit system. Upon discovering the vulnerability, ORAU promptly informed the relevant authorities and initiated an internal probe. This investigation revealed that between May 28 and May 30, 2023, an unauthorized entity had accessed specific documents housed on the MOVEit server of ORAU. The majority of the affected data stemmed from the National Supplemental Screening Program, an initiative of the Department of Energy (DOE). In collaboration with the DOE, ORAU established the extent of the compromised data and the individuals it pertained to. By July 28, 2023, both ORAU and DOE verified that the exposed files contained details such as names, Social Security numbers, and medical treatment records.

Approximately 33,000 individuals were affected by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: name, Social Security number and medical treatment data.

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?

Additional information about the Oak Ridge Associated Universities data breach may be found here: Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

ORAU stands as a not-for-profit entity with a 501(c)(3) designation, collaborating with governmental bodies, academic institutions, and businesses since 1946. They offer cutting-edge scientific and technical strategies to elevate the nation's objectives in areas like science, education, security, and health. Leveraging a network that includes over 150 prominent universities and colleges, ORAU collaborates with federal, state, local, and commercial partners to support the nation's goals and benefit the wider community.

If you believe you are a victim of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities 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 Oak Ridge Associated Universities or any affiliated companies.