Slew of Lawsuits Filed Over Recent Healthcare Data Breaches

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

Individuals impacted by the recent data breaches at Blackbaud, Assured imaging, and BJC Healthcare have taken legal action over the exposure and theft of their personal and protected health information.

Multiple Lawsuits Filed Over Blackbaud Ransomware Attack
The data breach at Blackbaud is one of the largest ever breaches of healthcare data to be reported. It is currently unclear exactly how many healthcare entities have been affected, as each affected entity is reporting the breach separately. As the deadline for reporting approaches, the extent of the breach is becoming clearer. Currently, at least 5 million individuals are known to have been affected and around 60 healthcare organizations have confirmed they have been impacted by the breach.

As is now common in ransomware attacks, data were exfiltrated by the hackers prior to the use of ransomware. Blackbaud paid the ransom demand to...

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