Health Aid of Ohio Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit
Health Aid of Ohio, a Parma, Ohio home medical equipment provider, has reported a cyberattack on its systems that may have compromised the personal data of tens of thousands of patients. The company says unauthorized individuals accessed its systems and exfiltrated an undetermined number of files that contained patient data.
The Health Aid of Ohio data breach was detected in February 2021, due to suspicious network activity. A data breach investigation confirmed that patient data files were accessed and stolen from Health Aid of Ohio IT systems.
Medical data can be very valuable to hackers, and may be sold on the black market for various uses. Health Aid of Ohio has not yet explained how the cyberattacker occurred, though such incidents often involve malware or ransomware. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights have been notified of over 141,000 individuals who may have potentially been affected.