Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the Pennsylvania-based retirement community Bible Fellowship Church Homes, Inc., also known as Fellowship Community, for failing to safeguard sensitive resident information in a data breach that occurred in July of 2021. The data breach occurred when the retirement community discovered unusual activity on its network, likely as the result of a ransomware attack that had been implanted within its systems months earlier. An investigation that concluded in February of 2022 determined that some of the information targeted by the ransomware attack included the personal identifying information of Fellowship Community residents. Examples of the types of data exposed in the leak include names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, medical information, and/or health insurance information.
While Fellowship Community claims that it has no indication that the information targeted by hackers was misused, cybercriminals frequently use information obtained from data breaches to commit a wide variety of identity theft. For example, in previous data breaches where sensitive medical information has been leaked, this data has been used in fraudulent requests for credit services, as well as banking and medical procedures without permission. Individuals in previous breaches have had to pay out of pocket for credit monitoring or for new fraudulent charges. Some Fellowship Community residents may have noticed suspicious credit or banking activity, disrupted medical care, or medical appointments fraudulently created, canceled, and/or billed in their name.
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The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience in class action litigation against large corporations, including in cases involving data breaches. More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.