Dr. Gary Motykie & Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Data Breach
The Lyon Firm is investigating data breach claims after the Gary Motykie MD and Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery clinics allegedly reported leaked patient data. Free consultations for California plaintiffs.
Several Gary Motykie MD patients have allegedly found out about a ransomware attack from third parties when Dr. Motykie wouldn’t pay a demand of $2.5 million. Nude pictures of patients with their information and files were then uploaded to a leak site. Beginning on June 5, more and more photos and patient files were added. The site offered individuals an opportunity to pay to have their files removed.
Many of the patient pictures on the leak site are facial pictures or photos of breasts. The patient’s name, date of birth, phone number, and email address are listed. Clicking on the patient’s picture opens a page with links to all of the patient’s photos.
Multiple data breaches involving plastic surgery practices in California have been reported in recent weeks, linked to BlackCat (AlphV) hackers. The group claims to have personal data as well as photographs of patients. The data leaks contain sensitive private images or videos.
On June 21, the threat actors noted that they had obtained a cache of data in an apparent ransomware letter to Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery. The clinic has not yet acknowledged any breach or provided any notice to HHS or the California Attorney General’s Office, however, Gary Motykie, M.D., another plastic surgery office, submitted a breach notice to the Maine Attorney General’s Office.
Motykie reported that patient information could include the following:
- Social Security Number
- Driver’s license
- Financial account or payment card number
- Intake forms including medical information and history
- Health insurance information
On July 12, Dr. Motykie’s counsel reported 3,461 patients had been affected by the breach that occurred on April 13. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery has not yet revealed any specific figures.
There is no notice on Dr. Motykie’s website regarding the breach. There was nothing in his letter to patients that told them that their sensitive personal and medical data was not only acquired but was leaked on the internet.
If you are a current or former patient of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery or Dr. Gary Motykie, contact the Lyon Firm for a free and confidential consultation.