Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Bako Diagnostics (“BakoDx”), a Forsynth, Georgia-based laboratory diagnostics firm, for failing to safeguard sensitive patient information in a data breach that occurred in December of 2021. The data breach was caused by unauthorized access to the firm’s network that contained the personal information of patients within the JDC system. Examples of the types of data exposed in the leak include 1) information to identify and contact patients or guarantors, such as full name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and email address; (2) health insurance information, such as name of insurer, plan and/or group number, and member number; (3) medical information, such as Medical Record Number, dates of service, provider and facility names, and specimen or test information; and (4) billing and claims information, including financial account information.
Although BakoDx claims that it stopped illegal access to its systems, cybercriminals may have already been able to use information obtained from data breaches to commit a wide variety of identity theft. For example, in previous data breaches, individuals have had to pay out of pocket for credit monitoring or for new fraudulent charges. Individuals 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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