Posted On February 18, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
February 18, 2022 – Recently, Comprehensive Health Services announced that the names and Social Security numbers of more than 94,000 people were accessible to an unauthorized party as a result of a “cyber intrusion.” Those impacted by a data breach such as this one should be sure they understand what happened, what their rights are, and how they can pursue them. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating this security breach. As a part of the investigative process, our attorneys will be interviewing any victims of the breach to determine what harm was caused and whether they are eligible to bring a data breach class action lawsuit against Comprehensive Health Services.
According to an official filing by Comprehensive Health Services, on September 30, 2020, the company noticed suspicious activity on its computer systems after it discovered several fraudulent wire transfers. In response, Comprehensive Health Services began an internal investigation to learn more about the incident, its scope, and what consumer information may have been affected as a result of the cyber attack.
On November 3, 2021, Comprehensive Health Services confirmed that the personal information of certain individuals employed by some of the company’s customers may have been accessed or stolen by an unauthorized party. This information may include affected parties’ names and Social Security numbers. Comprehensive Health Services also confirmed that the compromised information was located in certain invoicing files created in 2019 and earlier.
On February 22, 2022, Comprehensive Health Services began sending out data breach notification letters, informing those who were impacted by the CHS data breach.
Comprehensive Health Services is (“CHS”) is a subsidiary of Acuity International, a for-profit company that provides professional services, specialized consulting, engineering, medical, and environmental solutions, and large-scale program management services. Acuity International’s clients include U.S. governmental entities as well as businesses in the defense, healthcare and homeland security industries. Comprehensive Health Services is headquartered in Cape Canaveral, Florida and its parent company, Acuity International, is based in Reston, Virginia.
When you allowed Comprehensive Health Services access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Comprehensive Health Services data breach raises some very serious questions about the company’s data security measures and whether the company could have done more to prevent this type of cyber-attack.
Regardless of the industry, all businesses have a legal obligation to protect consumer information in their possession. Although creating and maintaining a data security system is costly, this is a necessary expense given the frequency with which cyberattacks occur.
Consumers whose personal, identifying, financial or healthcare-related data was compromised in a data breach can pursue legal action against a company that misused or mishandled their information. However, the investigation into the Comprehensive Health Services breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Comprehensive Health Services was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Comprehensive Health Services security breach to determine the potential legal remedies of those affected.
If you have questions about your ability to pursue a data breach class action lawsuit against Comprehensive Health Services, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Comprehensive Health Services in the coming weeks, it means your personal data was among that which was compromised in the recent cyberattack. It also means a cybercriminal may have had access to—and may have stolen—your personal data. Given the risks involved, it is important you remain vigilant by taking the following steps:
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 Comprehensive Health Services 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.