Health Center Partners of Southern California – Data Breach Lawsuit

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The data of 293,516 Health Center Partners of Southern California patients was compromised during a ransomware attack on Netgain Technology in September 2020.

Health Center Partners of Southern California (HCP) has confirmed it has been affected by a ransomware attack on its IT service provider, Netgain Technology LLC.


What Happened?

Netgain recently informed HCP that it had experienced a data security incident that involved systems containing HCP data. Upon its discovery of the incident, Netgain brought all of its systems offline and engaged outside cybersecurity experts to conduct an investigation and to assist in its mitigation, restoration, and remediation efforts. Once HCP learned of the incident, they engaged their own independent cybersecurity experts to determine what happened, whether any HCP data was compromised as a result of the incident, and the impact of this incident on HCP, their health center members and partners, and their patients.

According to Netgain, in late September 2020, an unauthorized third party gained access to Netgain’s digital environment, and between October 22, 2020 to December 3, 2020, the unauthorized third party obtained certain files containing HCP data. Netgain stated that it paid an undisclosed amount to the attacker in exchange for assurances that the attacker will delete all copies of this data and that it will not publish, sell, or otherwise disclose the data.

(Negain paid the attackers in the hope that the attackers do not sell or use patient information. A data breach of consumer medical information is a clear violation of HIPAA and CMIA.)

(858) 293-4614 Call now to review your case with our Data Breach intake specialist. During this call, our intake specialist will review your claim regarding the HCP Southern California Data Breach Lawsuit. 


Who is Netgain Technology?

Netgain Technology, LLC (“Netgain”), the IT service provider for Health Center Partners of Southern California (“HCP”). HCP supports community health centers in a variety of ways, including collaborative grant-funded programs and services.


While 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 consumers. This is especially true when medical information is involved. Medical information of the type lost here, is given special protection under California law.

*HIPAA and CMIA Violations – You may be entitled to damages or other remedies. If you received notice that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident, contact Potter Handy, LLP to join our class action lawsuit. No out-of-pocket expenses from you.

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What Information Was Involved?

The HCP investigation revealed that the impacted files contained your personal information.

Potter Handy, LLP is investigating more details into what personal information was obtained. If you received notice that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident, contact Potter Handy, LLP to join our class action lawsuit. No out-of-pocket expenses from you.

The information involved varies depending on the individual but may include the
following:

  • Your name
  • Condition
  • Diagnosis
  • Date of birth
  • Date of service
  • Provider name
  • Physical address
  • Claim information
  • Social security number
  • Medical procedure codes
  • Health insurance policy number
  • Subscriber ID (subscriber IDs may be Social Security numbers)

HCP of Southern California Data Breach Lawsuit

Contact Our California Data Breach Lawyers

Have you received notice that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident? If so, you may be entitled to damages or other remedies.

Every day, insurance companies and health care providers lose protected medical information through careless acts, such as emailing third parties’ medical information or sending your personal information to third parties without any encryption or protection.

Our attorneys at Potter Handy, LLP have been instrumental in protecting privacy rights.

(858) 293-4614 Call now to review your case with our Data Breach intake specialist. During this call, our intake specialist will review your claim regarding the HCP Southern California Data Breach Lawsuit.