Texas ENT Specialists – Hacking/IT Incident Affects More Than 530,000 Individuals
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, Breach Portal, reflects that Texas ENT Specialists, a healthcare provider, reported a data breach of its network server.
The company’s “Notice of Security Incident” stated that “[o]n October 19, 2021, Texas ENT learned that files containing patient information were subject to unauthorized access during a data security incident. With assistance from a third-party cybersecurity firm, [Texas ENT] determined that unauthorized parties gained access to our computer systems and took copies of Texas ENT files between August 9, 2021 and August 15, 2021. [Texas ENT] carefully reviewed those files and determined they contained patient names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, and procedure codes used for billing purposes. A limited number of files also contained patient Social Security numbers. Importantly, there was no unauthorized access to Texas ENT’s electronic medical records system.” [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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