MedQ Data Breach Compromises Identities of 54k People. Featured

MedQ’s failure to adequately secure its network enabled hackers to steal sensitive personal and health information of 54,000 persons.

MedQ, Inc., a provider of imaging workflow software to medical practices across the country, recently announced it experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information (“PII”) and protected health information (“PHI”) in its systems may have been accessed and encrypted.

What Happened?

The lawsuit alleges MedQ Inc.(“MedQ”) failed to implement reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect its’ patient data, despite being aware of a high risk of ransomware and other cyberattacks on the healthcare industry.

The breach was discovered on December 26, 2023. Upon investigation it was learned that unauthorized access was was gained to its servers used by the company’s software platform. Files were accessed and copied by the hackers between December 20, 2023 and December 26, 2023.

The breach resulted in cybercriminals stealing the Personal Identifiable Information (“PII”) and Personal Health Information (“PHI”) of 54,353 individuals.

What Information Was Obtained by the Hackers?

The information obtained by the hackers includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s License number
  • Date of birth
  • Health information
  • Subscriber ID number
  • Diagnoses
  • Lab results
  • Medication
  • Other treatment information,
  • Health insurance and claim information,
  • Provider names
  • Dates of treatment

What is MedQ Doing To Protect My Identity?

MedQ, Inc. recently began mailing notices to individuals affected by the breach. According to he notice, MedQ is offering 12 months of identity theft and credit monitoring protection despite those affected now living with the lifetime threat of identity theft.

All of the information stolen is likely valuable and dangerous to affected victims. In previous data breaches, victims of data theft have noticed identity theft attempts ranging from fraudulent charges on bank accounts or credit cards, to unauthorized credit card applications, to medical services or government services ordered in their name, to their information being posted on the dark web, to a massive uptick in the number of spam text messages, calls and emails received.

If you received a data breach notification from MedQ Inc., it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options at no cost to you. For more information, please review these recommendations.

Protect Your Identity. Join the MedQ Data Breach Class Action

If you received a Data Breach Notice from MedQ, you could now be at risk of identity theft and the devastating financial and legal consequences that go along with it.

You may be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit to recover compensation for loss of privacy, time spent dealing with the breach, out-of-pocket costs, and more. A successful case could also force MedQ to ensure it takes proper steps to protect the information it was entrusted with.

The lawsuit looks to cover anyone in the USA whose private information was compromised by the breach announced by MedQ on February 23, 2024.

Please complete the below form shown on this page and a data breach attorney will contact you. There is no cost to you and no obligation on your part.



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