Mercy Iowa City Hospital Data Breach Investigation

11.19.2020

Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at Mercy Iowa City Hospital. The breach is reported to have exposed personal and health information of 60,000 individuals including social security numbers, addresses, drivers license numbers, medical treatments, and health insurance information.

If you were a patient or attended Mercy Iowa City Hospital, 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 details on the Mercy Iowa City Data Breach

According to a letter sent from the hospital to the Iowa Attorney General, the breach is said to have occurred between May 15 and June 24, 2020. It has been reported the attackers gained unauthorized access to an employee’s email account that had access to personal and health information of approximately 60,000 individuals. The attack was discovered on June 24 when the compromised employee email account began sending spam emails.

Mercy Iowa City Hospital stated they sent notices to all individuals that were potentially impacted by the data breach and outlined steps they could take to protect themselves. The hospital is also offering free data theft protection services to individuals whose information was compromised.

If you are a patient or attended Mercy Iowa City Hospital, you may have a claim for relief. Contact our data privacy attorneys by calling (866) 981-4800 or by filling out the form above.

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