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Lawsuit filed against UCSD Health for data breach

November 11, 2021 Blog,Data Breaches

The San Diego-based law firm CaseyGerry is representing individuals in a class action lawsuit against University of California San Diego Health (UCSD Health) for a data breach that exposed sensitive health information of almost 500,000 patients, employees and others affiliated with company.

UCSD Health experienced a cyber security incident in late 2020 when an unauthorized third-party gained access to the company’s networks through a phishing scam. Hackers maintained access of the company’s systems from December 2020 to April 2021.

UCSD Health first reported the data breach in July 2021. In September, they filed an updated notice of breach with the California Attorney General’s office.

Health and medical information of almost half a million people was compromised in the UCSD Health data breach. Exposed data includes:

Identifying information

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Government ID number
  • Student ID number
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Fax Number

Health-related information

  • Medical conditions and diagnoses
  • Laboratory results
  • Treatment and prescription information

Insurance and financial information

  • Medical record number
  • Claims information
  • Financial account information including security code and payment card (debit/credit card information)

CaseyGerry is currently accepting clients who have suffered because of this data breach. If you have received notification of the breach, and would like to speak with a class action lawyer, please contact our firm at (619) 238-1811 to explore your legal options.