SEIU 775 Benefits Group, based in the state of Washington, has notified the Department of Health (HHS) and around 140,000 of its plan members that some protected health information has been compromised.
In April 2020, SEIU 775 Benefits Group discovered unusual network activity within the group’s data systems, with certain data files appearing to be deleted. A team of digital forensics experts were hired to help with the data breach investigation and confirmed that the SEIU 775 IT systems were hacked and accessed by an unauthorized individual.
The data breach incident led to the compromise of certain files that contained personal protected health information. Experts are still unaware if any protected health information was downloaded or stolen.
The type of SEIU 775 personal data that may have been accessed includes:
- Social Security numbers
- Health plan enrollment information
Those notified of the data breach have been offered free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services for a year, though attorneys say victims of data breach incidents are entitled to further compensation for the stress, time and money spent dealing with the negligence of others.
The Lyon Firm has experience filing class action data breach claims following hacking incidents. Contact us for a free consultation, and to file a SEIU 775 data breach lawsuit today.