Dakota Eye Institute Data Breach Investigation
The Lyon Firm is investigating the Dakota Eye Institute data breach claims after the company announced that it is notifying individuals whose information was involved in a cybersecurity incident. The company reported to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS) that over 107,000 individuals may be impacted in the data security event.
Details are still emerging, but on October 31, 2023, Dakota Eye Institute, operating out of Bismark, North Dakota, added a cybersecurity notice to their website, and said letters are being sent to all individuals known to be impacted by the incident.
It is important to understand the risks involved with data theft incidents, and victims are urged to contact a data breach lawyer and begin protecting themselves to mitigate potential fraud and identity theft. Hackers can engage in a number of fraudulent schemes with just a small amount of personal information and victims should remain vigilant and protect their accounts.
Healthcare data theft incidents are on the rise and cybercriminals have called the entities “low-hanging fruit,” due to the lack of proper network security built into some healthcare file storage systems. Medical information and personal information can be stolen, sold and used to steal the identity of individuals.
Our lawyers are working on a wide range of data privacy cases nationwide, and we represent plaintiffs in all fifty states. Joe Lyon and our other attorneys believe very strongly that any company that collects and stores your personal data has a legal duty to protect it.
A Class Action Data Breach Lawsuit can be filed on behalf of all victims when a data theft event occurs due to negligence. Contact our legal team to learn more about the Dakota Eye Institute data breach and to discuss your legal options. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis.