Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over UConn Health Phishing Attack

HIPAA Journal reports a development in the aftermath of a UConn Health phishing attack that was first disclosed last month:

A class action lawsuit has been proposed which seeks to recover damages for patients whose protected health information (PHI) was exposed in the UConn Health phishing attack that was discovered on December 24, 2018.

The lawsuit has been filed against the University of Connecticut and UConn Health and seeks damages, equitable, declaratory, and injunctive relief to prevent a recurrence of a data breach. A jury trial is being sought.

The email accounts of multiple employees were compromised as a result of the attack. In total, 326,000 UConn Health patients had some of their personal and health information exposed in the breach.

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