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DNA Diagnostics Center Data Breach Lawyer

The Lyon Firm is actively involved in several data privacy investigations on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide, and is currently reviewing DNA Diagnostics Center data breach claims. Call now for a free data theft and identity theft consultation.

Ohio-based DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) has reported a cyberattack that the company detected in August 2021. DDC says a bad actor gained unauthorized access to its network, and may have acquired the personal information of over two million past clients. The leaked files contained the personal information of customers, collected between 2004 and 2012. Information that may have been stolen includes the following:

  • Social Security Numbers
  • Banking information

Data breach notification letters have been sent by the Ohio DNA Diagnostics Center to 2,102,436 potential victims. An investigation after the fact revealed that the threat actors removed files and folders from the database between May and July 2021.

The company said in a statement, “The impacted database was associated with a national genetic testing organization system that DDC acquired in 2012. This system has never been used in DDC’s operations and has not been active since 2012. Therefore, impacts from this incident are not associated with DDC. However, impacted individuals may have had their information, such as Social Security number or payment information, impacted as a result.”

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DNA Diagnostics says they worked to contain and secure the data theft and worked with third-party cybersecurity experts in the wake of the breach. But consumer safety advocates and privacy attorneys say the breach may have been a result of negligent network security, and that DNA Diagnostics should not have had old data just sitting around waiting to be snapped up by bad actors. Once a company collects and stores data, they assume responsibility to protect it from theft.

If you or a loved one had individual testing at DNA Diagnostics between 2004 and 2012, or have received a letter from the company, contact The Lyon Firm for more information.

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