CaptureRx has agreed to pay the sum of $4.75M to resolve claims it failed to protect consumer data during a 2021 data breach.
What is The CaptureRx $4.75M Data Breach Settlement Case
CaptureRx is a healthcare administrative service provider that helps hospitals manage their 340B drug discount programs. On February 6, 2021, CapturRx discovered unauthorized individuals had gained access to its network and used ransomware to encrypt its files. On March 19, 2021, CaptureRx determined files containing patient data had been compromised, and affected clients started to be notified on March 30, 2021. CaptureRx publicly announced the data breach but did not initially disclose how many individuals had been affected. The breach was reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights in May 2021 by CaptureRx as affecting 1,656,569 individuals, although several of its healthcare provider clients reported the breach themselves.
The settlement benefits a nationwide Class of consumers who were notified by CaptureRx that they were affected by the February 2021 data breach.
Information that was exposed in the Data Breach
A review of the attack, completed on March 19, determined that the security breach impacted 17,655 patients of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and a further 6,777 patients at Gifford Health Care. The number of Thrifty Drug Store patients affected by the attack has not yet been determined. Data exposed and stolen by the ransomware attackers included names, dates of birth, prescription information, and, for a limited number of patients, medical record numbers.
What is the Lawsuit All about
The Lakeview Data Breach was a direct result of CaptureRX negligence by failing to implement and maintain appropriate safeguards to protect patient data and other claims. CaptureRx took the decision to propose a settlement to resolve all claims associated with the data breach to avoid further legal costs.
How to know if you are in the settlement class
If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from CaptureRx then you are part of the settlement class.
Members of the California Subclass can recover an additional payment of $75, bringing their total recovery to $100. According to the settlement website, these payments could be increased or decreased depending on the number of valid claims filed with the settlement.
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