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Broward Health Data Breach Impacts Over One million Individuals

January 3, 2022 Blog,Data Breaches

The law firm of CaseyGerry is investigating a cyber security incident that has affected 1.3 million individuals.

Florida-based healthcare provider, Broward Health, has reported a notice of breach that has compromised patient and staff personal and health-related data.

According to the report filed, Broward Health became aware of unauthorized access to the company’s network systems on October 19, 2021. Their investigations uncovered that a hacker gained access to their system, which contained personal and health-related information, on October 15, 2021. The compromised files included highly sensitive patient and staff information such as:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Medical information such as condition, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, and medical record number
  • Bank information and/or other financial information

According to an article by ZDNet, Broward Health warned affected individuals that they are now at risk of medical identity theft due to the data breach.

If you are a patient or employee of Broward Health, and have received notification of the breach, please contact our attorneys at (619) 238-1811 to discuss your legal rights.