Medical College of Wisconsin Data Breach Investigation | MOVEit
According to a recent IT incident reported to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, over 240,000 individuals may have had their personal data impacted by the MOVEit file transfer attack at Medical College of Wisconsin. Those who receive a data breach notification letter can contact our data breach lawyer to learn more about the current class action lawsuit and if they are eligible to take legal action.
What Happened at Medical College of Wisconsin?
Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) learned about the security vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer solution and subsequent data breach from one their third-party vendors. MCW immediately hired cybersecurity experts and began an investigation. But why did it take over five months for them to notify individuals at risk? Our firm is currently filing a number of MOVEit ransomware attack claims and will know more in the coming months.
In September 2023, MCW noticed that some files were potentially accessed and acquired by the hackers in late May. The files contained very sensitive personal information, including: names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license/government identification numbers, financial account information, medical record/patient account number(s), medical diagnosis/treatment information, medical provider name(s), lab results, prescription information, and health insurance information.
The Lyon Firm is representing plaintiffs nationwide in a variety of personal privacy litigation, including the MOVEit class action lawsuit. Plaintiffs say entities that collect and store their data have a duty to protect it with reasonably secure networks. Should they fail, they may be held accountable for IT security negligence.
Contact our legal team to discuss filing a claim if you have received a data breach notification like millions of other victims. You may have a valid claim and can seek rightful compensation. We offer free and confidential consultations to all plaintiffs. Call now to learn more.