In many potential class action lawsuits stemming from a data breach, none of the named plaintiffs may have experienced any concrete injury such as identity theft or fraud that could plausibly linked to the breach. Here’s a lawsuit where’s the plaintiffs report concrete injury. Whether they will be able to link it to the particular breach will remain to be seen. Terrie Morgan-Besecker of The Times-Tribune reports:
Cybercriminals attempted to access accounts of a Scranton couple who are among clients whose personal information was exposed in a data breach at a Commonwealth Health cardiology group’s practice, according to a proposed class-action lawsuit.
Robert and Colleen Maziarz of Scranton say there have been at least six different incidents since April in which their identity and/or banking information was improperly used, including an attempt to withdraw money from a PayPal account. Their credit union also advised them their account had been compromised.
The couple are among approximately 181,000 people whose information was exposed in a February data breach at Great Valley Cardiology and Scranton Cardiovascular Physician Services, LLC in Scranton, which are part of the Commonwealth Health Physician Network.
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