Horizon Actuarial Data Breach Lawsuit
Consumer Protection Attorneys in California
On November 12, 2021, Horizon Actuarial received an email from a group claiming to have stolen copies of personal data from its computer servers. Horizon Actuarial immediately initiated efforts to secure its computer servers and with the assistance of third-party computer specialists, launched an investigation into the legitimacy of the claims in the email. Horizon Actuarial also provided notice to the FBI. During the course of the investigation, Horizon Actuarial negotiated with and paid the group in exchange for an agreement that they would delete and not distribute or otherwise misuse the stolen information.
The investigation revealed that two Horizon Actuarial computer servers were accessed without authorization for a limited period on November 10 and 11, 2021. The group provided a list of information they claimed to have stolen. On January 9, 2022, it was determined that potentially sensitive information was located in one of these files. Horizon Actuarial provided notice of the event to the Fund beginning on January 13, 2022, and subsequently provided a list of affected individuals. Horizon Actuarial began mailing letters to individuals associated with benefit plans that authorized them to do so.
Notification letters are being sent to all affected patients.
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.
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*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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Horizon Actuarial 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.