Valley Mountain Regional Center Lawsuit – Data Breach of Medical Information
Consumer Protection Attorneys in California
On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, VMRC detected a malicious phishing e-mail received by several individuals. A phishing e-mail is when a cyber attacker sends a fraudulent e-mail to trick the recipient into clicking a link or downloading an attachment that often results in the attacker gaining access to the contents of an individual’s e-mail box in an effort to gain sensitive information or deploy malicious software.
VMRC immediately removed the phishing e-mail from its server and began an investigation to determine whether any e-mail boxes might have been compromised. VMRC’s investigation revealed fourteen e-mail boxes were compromised.
After searching all emails contained within the compromised accounts, VMRC was able to determine whose personal health information may have been accessed or acquired by the unknown attacker/s. Your information may have been affected by this incident.
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.
(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 Valley Mountain Regional Center Lawsuit.
*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?
At this time, VMRC has identified these types of information potentially compromised could include:
- Your name
- Date of birth
- Telephone number
- Medical information
- Personal e-mail address
- Dates related to your services
- Other potential unique identifier
- Unique state-issued client identifier number (UCI number)
Valley Mountain Regional Center 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.