Potter Handy LLP: VSS Medical & Sigmund Software Data Breach

Consumer Rights and Privacy Attorneys in California

Potter Handy LLP represents clients against business breaches and illegal shakedowns of protected health information. Our consumer attorneys have successfully represented individuals in similar cases and will fight to protect the rights and privacy of VSS Medical Technology & Sigmund Software data breach victims.

As ransomware attacks continue to rise, it is becoming increasingly important for companies and individuals alike to stay vigilant in their cybersecurity measures. VSS Medical Technology and one of its subsidiaries, Sigmund Software, experienced the nightmare scenario of being hit by not one but two separate ransomware gangs.

According to reports from security news outlets, medical billing firm Sigmund Software and several other VSS companies have been hit by a ransomware attack. The hackers, operating under the name “Hive,” demanded $500,000 for the files they stole in the attack.

Sigmund Software negotiated with another hacking group, Spy, to pay $675,000 for a decryption key, but it remains unclear if this was successful in restoring all their data. Hive, unsatisfied with the negotiations, has now released the stolen data to the public.

The leaked data includes corporate and tax information, as well as personal and protected health information. It is not yet known the full extent of the breach or how many individuals may be affected.

This attack serves as a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity measures, as well as the potential consequences of paying ransom demands. Companies in the healthcare industry, already at risk for data breaches due to sensitive patient information, must take extra precautions to protect themselves and their customers.

Potter Handy LLP is conducting a breach investigation on behalf of its clients whose protected health information may have been illegally accessed by an unknown individual. As consumer rights and privacy attorneys, Potter Handy LLP is dedicated to fighting for their clients against business breaches and illegal shakedowns of protected health information.


What Protected Health Information Was Involved in the Illegal Breach of VSS Medical Technology & Sigmund Software?

On September 12, Hive sent an email to Sigmund Software introducing themselves and telling them they have been in Sigmund Software’s system for six months and had exfiltrated 160 GB of files. The information at issue varies by individual and may include:

  • Development of your applications
  • Customers client’s private info (address, contacts, etc.)
  • Source code of your applications (Aura, Aura Mobile App, etc.)
  • Customers companies’ info (taxes, budgets, cash flows, passwords, etc.)
  • Prototypes of your applications (including references, tests, sample code, etc.)

If you received notice that your information was stolen due to the VSS Medical Technology & Sigmund Software data breach, you may be entitled to damages or other remedies.

Contact the California law office of San Francisco Attorney Mark Potter with Potter Handy LLP at (858) 293-4614. During this call, our intake specialist will review your claim regarding the VSS Medical Technology & Sigmund Software data breach. No out-of-pocket expenses from you.


Potter Handy LLP: Consumer Rights and Privacy Attorneys

San Francisco law firm, Potter Handy, LLP, specializes in protecting consumer privacy, including cases involving the illegal acquisition of protected health information (PHI). Potter Handy is currently investigating and pursuing legal action on behalf of affected individuals in the VSS Medical Technology & Sigmund Software data breach case.

If you received a letter that your information has been stolen because of an illegal breach, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedies.

(858) 293-4614 Call now to review your case with our intake specialist. During this call, our intake specialist will review your claim regarding the VSS Medical Technology & Sigmund Software data breach.