In December 2022, the HHS Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center issued an analyst note about BlackCat, a ransomware variant, urging healthcare organizations to remain vigilant. Despite the warning, in February 2023, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) experienced a BlackCat ransomware attack that exposed patients’ personal information and health records. Included in the health records were nude images of patients receiving cancer treatment. Allegedly, the hacker’s request for a ransom payment was ignored by LVHN and patients’ photos and personal information were released. If you or someone you know received a notice letter or a phone call about the data breach and would like additional information about your legal rights, you can contact Goldenberg Schneider, LPA by calling 513-982-1569, sending an email to [email protected] or completing the “Contact Us” form to the right.
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