PHOENIX, Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Banner Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in Arizona, recently announced that a cyberattack may have compromised the personal information of up to 3.7 million individuals.
Faraci Lange, LLP and attorneys Paul Stoller and Lincoln Combs from the Phoenix-based law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy are investigating bringing a lawsuit against Banner Health for its negligence in protecting the personal information of its clients.
The data breach was found to have initiated on June 17, 2016 on computer systems that process payment card data at certain Banner food and beverage locations. Sensitive information such as payment cardholder name, number, expiration date and internal verification code was targeted. Payment cards used at these locations during the two-week period between June 23, 2016 and July 7, 2016 may have been affected.
Banner Health then learned that the cyberattack had also expanded to provide hackers with access to patient information, health plan member and beneficiary information, as well as information about physician and healthcare providers.
"Banner Health was trusted with their patients, health care providers and insureds' most sensitive personal information and failed to protect it" said Faraci Lange Attorney Hadley Matarazzo. "When this sensitive personal information gets into the hands of criminals, they have everything they need to steal an individual's identity."
Banner Health is based in Phoenix with locations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.
On August 3rd, Banner Health began to mail out official notices of the data breach.
Banner Health Data Breach Lawsuit
Faraci Lange has been at the forefront of representing consumers in cybersecurity cases. Most recently, Faraci Lange attorney Hadley L. Matarazzo was appointed Co-Lead Counsel in the Excellus data breach class action litigation, which is one of the largest corporate data breaches in history.
If you received a notice from Banner Health informing you that you may be victim of this data breach, please contact Faraci Lange for a free legal consultation and learn more about the Banner Health data breach lawsuit here.
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Faraci Lange, LLP is a firm of trial lawyers with a more-than-45-year history of representing various kinds of injury victims. The law firm's attorneys are recognized routinely by their peers as among the nation's best, with annual recognition in Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers.
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