Employees sue UPMC over security breach

Well, that was fast. And perhaps premature.

Kris B. Mamula reports:

Two UPMC McKeesport Hospital employees have sued their employer, claiming the hospital and corporate parent failed to protect the personal security information of its workers.

Employees Barbara Dittman and Gary Douglas claimed their financial and W2 data were hacked by unknown fraudsters, who opened bank accounts in their names and filed phony income tax returns, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuit asked for class-action status, representing more than 50 UPMC employees who had similar experiences.

Read more on Pittsburgh Business Times.

The last I heard, UPMC had not confirmed they even had a breach, so it’s not clear to me how the plaintiffs would plan to demonstrate that UPMC is responsible for the problems they and colleagues have experienced. They may be right, but then again…

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