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DocGo Data Breach Investigation

The Lyon Firm is investigating a recent cyberattack that targeted DocGo and allegedly resulted in a large-scale data breach. DocGo, a provider of mobile medical services in dozens of states, announced the cyberattack this week and suggested patient data was stolen. Contact our data breach lawyers for a free consultation, and to discuss possible legal action.

What Happened at DocGo?

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 7, 2024, DocGo explained that a cyberattack targeted systems used to support its ambulance transportation business. The breach prompted an immediate investigation with the assistance of a third-party cybersecurity firm.

According to reports, the hackers may have obtained the healthcare records of some patients who used its ambulance service. The company has begun sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals impacted. No specific group appears to have claimed responsibility for the attack yet, however, the attack looks similar to many other ransomware attacks in the last few years.

A statement revealed that the breach may have leaked data, “including certain protected health information from a limited number of healthcare records within the company’s U.S.-based ambulance transportation business.”

Ransomware operators have sometimes abandoned the encryption part of the attack, and started focusing solely on data exfiltration. It has been reported that developing, maintaining, and deploying an encryptor is costly, and simply demanding money in exchange for stolen data is now a preferred method for some cybercriminals.

DocGo, Inc. is a healthcare services company that operates out of New York City, New York. The company provides telehealth services, mobile medical services, and transportation services, and works with thousands of mobile clinicians.

If you receive a data breach notification from DocGo, it is important to know you may be at increased risk of medical identity theft and fraud. You are encouraged to contact a data theft attorney to learn more about the incident, and to consider filing a class action claim. Our legal team is involved in several data breach cases at the moment, and we have the resources and experience to reach a fair settlement on your behalf.