The Methodist Hospitals Inc. is the latest target of a federal lawsuit alleging a hospital’s failure to guard against a cyberattack led to the unauthorized disclosure of thousands of patients’ private health information.

Two patients sued the system Thursday on behalf of themselves and a class of about 68,000 members. They allege the system maintained patients’ private information on its computer network in a manner that made it vulnerable to cyberattacks, despite knowing of a risk that the system could be hacked.

The complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana claims patients’ names, demographic…


Cyberattack Prompts Suit Against Indiana Hospital Over Lost Data