Magellan Health Reports Ransomware Attack – Records Included Personal Information (E.g., Name, Address, Employee ID Number) and W-2 or 1099 Details (E.g., Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID Number)
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that Magellan Health, Inc. submitted a breach notification sample to the State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, stating that on April 11, 2020 Magellan Health was “the victim of a criminal ransomware attack.”
Magellan’s breach notification stated, among other things, that “[t]he unauthorized actor gained access to Magellan’s systems after sending a phishing email on April 6 that impersonated a Magellan client.” The breach notification also stated that “prior to the launch of the ransomware, the unauthorized actor exfiltrated a subset of data from a single Magellan corporate server, which included some . . . personal information,” and that “[i]n limited instances, and only with respect to certain current employees, the unauthorized actor also used a piece of malware designed to steal login credentials and passwords.”
Magellan Health reported that “[t]he exfiltrated records include personal information such as name, address, employee ID number, and W-2 or 1099 details such as Social Security number or Taxpayer ID number and, in limited circumstances, may also include usernames and passwords.” [Emphasis added.]
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Examples of the type of relief sought by data privacy class actions, include, but are not limited to, reimbursement of identity theft losses and of out-of-pocket costs paid by data breach victims for protective measures such as credit monitoring services, credit reports, and credit freezes; compensation for time spent responding to the breach; imposition of credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance, paid for by the defendant company; and improvements to the defendant company’s data security systems.
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