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UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION INVESTIGATION

by | Aug 22, 2021 | Firm News

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in handling data breach cases around the country, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada by its customers/patients and/or employees, including sensitive personal information and confidential personal health information, potentially including images of Social Security cards, driver’s licenses, and passports.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

On July 2, 2021, HIPPA Journal reported that University Medical Center of Southern Nevada experienced a security breach in June 2021.[1] REvil, a hacker group, claimed ownership over the data breach.[2]

 

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

Certain news outlets are reporting that University Medical Center of Southern Nevada’s Data Breach potentially containing the protected health information including,

  • Social Security cards,
  • driver’s licenses, and
  • dates of birth.[3]

Social Security numbers, driver’s license information, and passports information is some of the most private and sensitive data an individual has.

 

HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS WERE IMPACTED BY THE DATA BREACH?

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada reported that the breach impacted 1,300,000 individuals.[4]

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM 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 University Medical Center of Southern Nevada 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/university-medical-center-of-southern-nevada-suffers-revil-ransomware-attack/

[2] https://healthitsecurity.com/news/hospital-ransomware-attack-in-las-vegas-exposes-pii

[3] Id.

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