Norton Healthcare is facing a federal class-action lawsuit after a cyber attack exposed personal information of employees and patients. The lawsuit, filed by Lanisha Malone on behalf of all affected individuals, accuses Norton of negligence in safeguarding data and failing to notify victims and state authorities. The breach, which occurred on May 9, exposed a wide range of sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, medical treatment details, and financial data.
At the same time, as a result of this data breach, hackers could potentially exploit victims in various ways, such as opening new financial accounts and filing fraudulent tax returns. Norton Healthcare is under scrutiny for its delayed response and failure to provide accurate information on the number of affected individuals.
Furthermoe, a federal class-action lawsuit has been filed against Norton Healthcare by former employee Lanisha Malone on behalf of all those impacted by the recent data breach.
Additionally, the lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of Norton in protecting personal information and accuses the healthcare provider of failing to notify victims and state attorneys general about the cyber attack that occurred on May 9. The stolen data includes sensitive information such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, medical records, and more.
Norton has not yet provided the actual number of affected individuals to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), leaving victims uncertain about their exposure to potential identity theft and other risks.