The Harris Center Data Breach Investigation
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After learning about the MOVEit transfer data theft incident in August 2023, the Harris Center for Mental Health started sending out data breach notification letters to all impacted individuals. According to reports, almost 600,000 individuals linked to Harris may have had their personal information compromised in the attack. In total, tens of millions of individuals now have their data at risk over the MOVEit debacle.
MOVEit is a popular file transfer service used by government agencies, corporations, health care entities, and thousands of other organizations around the world. An unauthorized third party exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in MOVEit that allowed them to gain access to files on the MOVEit systems.
On August 9th, The Harris Center completed a data breach review and determined that the documents compromised contained personal information that included name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, health insurance information, and protected health information.
On August 17th, The Harris Center began sending written notice to the individuals whose information could have been involved in this incident. All impacted can contact an attorney to discuss legal action, and possibly joining an existing class action lawsuit.
There is a HIPAA Breach Notification Rule that requires data breach notifications to be issued to the HHS “without unnecessary delay.” Data Privacy lawyers say there has been a trend for many impacted healthcare entities to wait too long before alerting affected individuals, a non-action that places consumers at a higher risk for identity theft and medical-related fraud.
Delays in sending out healthcare data theft notifications could mean individuals’ personal data lands in the hands of criminals months before victims can begin to protect themselves.
Call The Lyon Firm to discuss the MOVEit and Harris Center data breach incident. Learn more about your next steps and potential compensation for your losses.