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Posted On May 26, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches

Data Breach Alert: Alameda Health System

NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Alameda Health System, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

Data Breach AlertMay 26, 2022 – Recently, Alameda Health System (“AHS”) filed official notice with the federal government that the organization experienced a data breach affecting 90,000 people. News of the Alameda Health System breach is very fresh, and details about the breach, including the information leaked, as a result, are not yet available.

If you receive a data breach notification from AHS in the coming weeks or months, it is essential you understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the AHS data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of this investigation, we are providing free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more about the risks of identity theft, what they can do to protect themselves, and what their legal options may be to obtain compensation from Alameda Health System.

What We Know So Far About the Alameda Health System Breach

Alameda Health System just reported the breach on May 20, 2022, and the organization’s website does not contain a notice to affected parties at this time. However, based on the official filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, it appears as though the breach involved a hacking or IT incident impacting the organization’s email system.

More Information About Alameda Health System

Alameda Health System is a public health care provider and medical training institution located in Oakland, California. Alameda Health System operates five hospitals in Alameda County, including Alameda Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, Highland Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, and San Leandro Hospital. Additionally, AHS has four primary care medical within the county. Alameda Health System employs more than 4,500 people and generates approximately $1 billion in annual revenue.

What Are the Harms of a Data Breach?

Data breaches are becoming increasingly common. In fact, based on estimates, as many as 15 million people fall victim to identity theft each year. Many cases of identity theft arise as a result of personal information being leaked through a data breach. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, victims of identity theft spend an average of 200 hours and more than $1,300 recovering their identity.

However, having your identity stolen results in more than a call to your bank to straighten things out. Roughly 83 percent of data breaches involve the exposure of sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, protected health information, home addresses, and bank account numbers. When put into the wrong hands, this information can be used to take out loans or open credit cards in your name. In some cases, criminals provide stolen information to the police if they are arrested or seek medical care in the victim’s name after stealing their identity.

If You Have Questions About Your Rights Following the Alameda Health System Data Breach, Console & Associates, P.C. Can Help

At Console & Associates, P.C., our consumer privacy lawyers monitor all security and data breaches to help affected consumers pursue their legal remedies. We offer free consultations to victims of data breaches and can explain your rights in clear, understandable terms so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. If you’ve been affected by the AHS data breach or any other data security incident, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to most effectively proceed with your case. If you decide to bring a case, we only get paid if you do. If your claim is successful, any legal fees are either paid by the defendant or come out of the funds recovered from the defendant. If your claim doesn’t result in a recovery, you will pay nothing.

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NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Alameda Health System, contact the attorneys at Console & Associates at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.