The Lyon Firm is investigating Texas ENT data breach claims on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide. Victims of any data security event who have received a notification letter alerting them a cybersecurity incident should contact a privacy attorney to review.
Texas ENT Specialists (Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists) has begun alerting patients of a recent cyberattack in October 2021 that may have impacted up to 535,489 individuals.
Texas ENT has investigated the cyberattack with the help of a third-party cybersecurity firm, and determined that hackers gained access to its IT systems in August 2021. Sensitive personal data files were copied and exfiltrated in the attack. The protected health information (PHI) of over half a million patients was compromised, including the following:
- Dates of birth
- Medical record numbers
- Procedure codes
- Social Security numbers
Texas ENT Specialists started mailing data breach notification letters to affected individuals on December 10, 2021. The company says it has strengthened its privacy and information security program and implemented additional technical cybersecurity measures.
The Lyon Firm is investigating the Texas ENT data breach and is actively involved in numerous data privacy cases and has experience filing data security claims on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide.