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Christie Business Holdings Company Data Breach Class Action Investigation

by | Apr 12, 2022 | Class Action

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in data breach cases, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to Christie Business Holdings Company, doing business as Christie Clinic.

Christie Business Holdings Company is a physician-owned, medical practice with multiple locations throughout Illinois. The company is based in Champaign, Illinois and employs approximately 900 people. If you received a notice of data breach letter from Christie Business Holdings Company, please contact us as soon as possible to understand your legal rights in response to the data breach.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Christie Business Holdings Company recently identified suspicious activity on one of the company’s business email accounts.[1] In response, Christie Business Holdings Company engaged in an investigation of the incident to learn more about its causes, and confirmed that between July 14, 2021 and August 19, 2021, an unauthorized party had access to the email account.[2]

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IMPACTED BY THE DATA BREACH?

Christie Business Holdings Company did not notify victims of the breach until March 25,  2022.[3]  In total, the data of approximately 500,000 individuals was compromised in the breach.[4] Christie Business Holdings Company admitted it hasn’t determined the full scope of the compromise yet, but that it decided to inform all individuals whose information was likely impacted.

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

Christie Business Holdings Company has disclosed the following information was included in the data breach:

  • Full names,
  • Addresses,
  • Social Security numbers, and
  • Health insurance and medical information.[5]

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE CHRISTIE BUSINESS HOLDINGS COMPANY 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 responding to the Christie Business Holdings Company 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.jdsupra.com/legalnews/data-breach-alert-christie-business-3406710/

[2] Id.

[3] Id.

[4] https://www.securityweek.com/500000-impacted-email-breach-illinois-healthcare-firm

[5] Id.