Woman files class-action suit against CentraState over massive cyberattack

CentraState Healthcare System notified over 600,000 patients that their names, addresses, Social Security numbers and medical records were leaked.

News 12 Staff

Feb 21, 2023, 5:13 PM

Updated 422 days ago

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Hundreds of thousands of patients' confidential information were leaked from CentraState Healthcare System, and now patients are suing.
A woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against CentraState, a week after the cyberattack. The breach happened in December but was only reported last week.
A hacker had obtained a copy of the archived database, which forced CentraState to temporarily divert ambulances to other hospitals and halt outpatient care. The health care center notified over 600,000 patients that their names, addresses, Social Security numbers and medical records were leaked.
The health care center began mailing letters to patients affected on Friday. The company released a statement that said, "We deeply regret any concern this incident may have caused and want to assure you that we are committed to the security of our systems, and we remain ready to provide the high-quality care that our patients and families have come to expect from CentraState."
The woman who filed the lawsuit did not wish to speak to News 12 about it.
CentraState says it is now enhancing its security around patient data.


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