Attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of data breach victims. We are currently investigating the data breach at DC HEALTH LINK, as well as other data breaches. If you received a notification letter relating to this data breach or believe that your information may have been unlawfully accessed, please contact us to discuss your legal options.
Identity theft is a multi-billion-dollar problem. Although many companies have responded to this threat appropriately, some continue to risk theft of the sensitive personal and medical information entrusted to them by consumers and patients. Unfortunately, it appears DC HEALTH LINK in Washington, D.C. failed to protect the sensitive information of a massive number of people.
HOW DID THE BREACH OCCUR?
According to various news sources, an established member of a hacking forum was attempting to sell the stolen data, which was claimed to include the PII of 170,000 individuals and included personal information, dates of birth, the names of spouses and dependents, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive information. A sample of the PII of 11 individuals was added to the listing as proof that the dataset was legitimate. The FBI purchased some of the data and confirmed that Social Security numbers were included along with other sensitive information. The hacker appeared not to have realized the dataset included the PII of members of Congress and staffers; however, now that the data breach has been made public that will be abundantly clear.
Cybercriminal use personal information with the primary incentive of using that private data to commit identity theft and financial fraud. Identity theft wreaks havoc on consumers’ finances, credit history, and reputation and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. Identity thieves use stolen personal information for a variety of crimes, including credit card fraud, phone or utilities fraud, banking or finance fraud, government fraud, and medical identity theft. Moreover, a person whose personal information has been compromised may not see the full extent of identity theft or fraud for years.
IF YOU RECEIVED A BREACH NOTIFICATION LETTER FROM DC HEALTH LINK – YOU NEED TO ACT NOW.
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