Community Medical Centers of Stockton, California shut down their IT network in October 2021 due to “unusual network activity.” Weeks later the healthcare system announced that a data breach incident may have impacted the personal information of over 656,000 individuals.
On October 10th, Community Medical Centers detected unusual network activity, and later confirmed that the following personal information may have been compromised by an unauthorized third party:
- Mailing address
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Demographic information
- Medical information
The non-profit Stockton, CA health agency operates community health clinics serving mostly low-income residents and the homeless. Health care hacking incidents have increased for the fifth year in a row, and many other California networks have been breached. United Health Centers in Fresno was also recently targeted in a ransomware attack.
Community Medical Centers is one of only a few federally funded medical clinics in the region. They are a regional primary health care system serving more than 100,000 patients in San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo counties.
The Lyon Firm is investigating the Community Medical Centers data breach and is actively involved in numerous data privacy cases and has experience filing data security claims on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide.