Contra Costa County Data Breach Investigation

04.17.2022

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a breach of government networks of Contra Costa County, California that may have exposed such personal data as Social Security numbers, driver’s license and other state-issued I.D. numbers, financial account numbers, passport numbers, and medical and health insurance information.

On April 15, 2022, Contra Costa announced that an unauthorized person or group had gained access to county employees’ email accounts “at various times” between June 24 and August 12, 2021.

Were you notified that your information may have been compromised in the Contra Costa County data breach? If so, you may have a claim for relief.  

Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp data privacy attorney—dial (866) 981-4800 or submit your information below. 

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More Information on the Contra Costa Data Breach

According to Contra Costa County’s website, an investigation that ended on March 11, 2022 found that certain county employee email accounts had experienced an incident of unauthorized access.

The investigation revealed that the compromised emails and attachments included personally identifiable information of certain county employees, as well as of individuals who communicated with the county’s Employment & Human Services Department.

Contra Costa County has advised victims of the breach to take preventive measures to safeguard their private information.

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