Intercept Pharmaceuticals Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Intercept”) regarding its recent data breach. The Intercept data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Intercept is a biopharmaceutical company based in New Jersey. Founded in 2002, Intercept focuses on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat rare and serious liver diseases, including primary biliary cholangitis and severe alcohol-associated hepatitis.3 Today, Intercept is leveraging its decades of research and background in bile acids and FXR agonism to expand its pipeline to deliver effective treatments for the growing number of people living with chronic liver diseases.4 Headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, Intercept is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alfasigma S.p.A. and employs over 200 individuals.


Recently, Intercept discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information may have been accessed. As a result, Intercept began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of personal information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license information
  • Financial account information 
  • Medical record information

If you received a breach notification letter from Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Intercept data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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