San Andreas Regional Center Data Breach
The San Andreas Regional Center in San Jose, California has begun sending out data breach notification letters to patients who may have had their personal information compromised. An alleged ransomware attack in July 2021 has been identified as the cause for the data breach, and on July 5th San Andreas networks and servers were impacted.
A data breach investigation concluded in August, and experts confirmed that the ransomware attack gained access to parts of the San Andreas network where patients’ protected health data was stored. Patient data was exfiltrated by the ransomware attack and now victims may be at risk of identity theft and financial fraud.
The Lyon Firm has experience filing healthcare data breach lawsuits on behalf of Americans nationwide. Following any data breach incident, victims should protect themselves and contact an attorney to review their data theft claims.
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At the moment, San Andreas cannot determine whether any patient information was stolen or sold by the attackers, though in data breach events, that is always likely. San Andreas Regional Center has not identified any instances of data misuse, but files accessible to the attackers may have included the following:
- Dates of birth
- Telephone numbers
- Social Security numbers
- Email addresses
- Health plan beneficiary numbers
- Health insurance information
- Full-face photos
- Medical information
- Certificate/license numbers
San Andreas says their IT security policies are being updated, and additional cybersecurity safeguards are being implemented. Complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services are being offered to affected victims, though attorneys believe those affected may deserve more compensation.
Joe Lyon is currently involved in several data breach and personal privacy cases, and offers free case reviews. If you have received a data breach notification letter from San Andreas Regional Center, call now to take legal action.