Fluid Components International – Data Breach of Medical Information
Consumer Protection Attorneys in California
Data breaches and other cybersecurity issues remain a hot topic, as the number of reported data security incidents continues to rise with each passing week. One of the most recent data breaches occurred at Fluid Components International, LLC, a San Marcos, California-based manufacturing company.
On November 9, 2021, FCI became aware of suspicious activity within their IT environment. FCI promptly took steps to assess the activity and determined that FCI was the target of a cyber-attack that was impacting certain systems.
Since that time, FCI has been working diligently, with the assistance of third-party forensic investigators, to confirm the nature and scope of the activity and restore the function and security of FCI’s environment. While the forensic investigation into this incident is active and ongoing, to date, FCI has determined that certain information may have been viewed on or copied from their system without authorization as part of the cyber-attack, which occurred between September 17, 2021 and November 8, 2021.
FCI began a thorough review of the data that was potentially viewed or affected to determine whether it contained any sensitive information and identify affected individuals. While their efforts to determine what information may be affected by this incident are still ongoing, beginning on or about December 9, 2021, FCI has identified certain personal information in the potentially affected data and have begun taking steps to notify individuals whose data might be involved.
The investigation and review of the involved FCI systems and files are ongoing. The information that may be affected includes data that FCI holds in relation to its employees and may vary by person. To date, we have identified that this includes name and Social Security number in some instances. It may also include other HR related data, such as financial account information, credit or debit card information, federal, state or driver’s license identification numbers, health insurance information, medical information, usernames and passwords, or other personal information.
People who have been affected by the recent Fluid Components International data breach may be able to seek legal recourse against the company.
When you accepted to work for Fluid Components International, you knowingly and voluntarily provided the company with access to certain personal information about yourself. Furthermore, you placed your trust in the company’s ability to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and exposure. Without a doubt, anyone in your position would expect their employer to protect their personal data. Fluid Components International suffered a data breach, which has raised doubts about the company’s data security measures and if something could have been done to avoid the breach.
Employers have an ethical and legal responsibility to protect the privacy of sensitive employee information which they have in their possession.
While developing a system to secure employee data from cyber threats is an expensive endeavor, it is a required investment for manufacturing enterprises in an environment where cyberattacks, network intrusions, and other data security incidents are prevalent.
Identity thieves are becoming more sophisticated at breaking through the data protection of businesses, it is the company’s responsibility to provide the highest level of security for their employees and consumers. This is especially true when medical information is involved. Medical information of the type lost here, is given special protection under California law.
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What Information Was Involved?
The investigation and review of the involved FCI systems and files are ongoing. The information that may be affected includes data that FCI holds in relation to its employees and may vary by person. To date, we have identified that this includes:
- Full name
- Social Security number
- Other HR related data
- Financial account information
- Credit or debit card information
- Federal, state or driver’s license identification numbers
- Health insurance information
- Medical information
- Usernames and passwords
- Other personal information
Fluid Components International Lawsuit – Contact Our California Data Breach Lawyers
Have you received notice from Fluid Components International that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident? If so, you may be entitled to damages or other remedies.
Consumers and employees in the United States can file data breach lawsuits against companies that misuse or mishandle their personal information under the terms of the consumer privacy laws.
Our data breach attorneys are now investigating the Fluid Components International data security incident and its potential causes in order to assess whether or not employees of Fluid Components International may be entitled to legal recourse against the company.