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UF HEALTH CENTRAL FLORIDA DATA BREACH INVESTIGATION

by | Aug 18, 2021 | Class Action

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in data breach cases across the United States, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to UF Health Central Florida by its patients, including sensitive personal information and confidential personal health information, including Social Security numbers.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

On August 5, 2021, it was reported that UF Health Central Florida experienced a cyberattack that affected Leesburg Hospital and The Villages Hospital.[1] The hack occurred between May 29 and May 31, 2021.[2] UF Health Central Florida knew about the Data Breach within hours yet took months to disclose the extent of the Data Breach.

 

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

UF Health Central Florida data breach potentially exposed,

  • names,
  • addresses
  • dates of birth,
  • Social Security numbers,
  • health insurance information,
  • medical records numbers and patient account numbers, and,
  • limited treatment information.[3]

According to UF Health Central Florida’s reporting to HHS, roughly 700,000 individuals were impacted by the Data Breach.[4]

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE UF HEALTH CENTRAL FLORIDA DATA BREACH?

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to the UF Health Central Florida Data Breach, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.

 

[1] https://www.hipaajournal.com/uf-health-says-phi-potentially-compromised-in-may-2021-cyberattack/

[2] Id.

[3] Id.

[4] https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/breach/breach_report.jsf