The Lister Fertility Clinic data breach has resulted in the personal information of what may be around 1,700 patients at risk of exposure following a cyberattack.
The attack itself actually hit a third-party supplier, but it is feared that information caught up in the data breach may include personal and sensitive medical records and information. Correspondence is being sent out to affected victims, and those who are affected may be eligible to pursue a claim for data breach compensation.
For eligible clients that place their claim with us, we are able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.
Fertility clinic patients receiving breach notifications
The Lister Fertility Clinic data breach has resulted in patients receiving notifications that they may be affected by the cyberattack incident. The actual attack itself is understood to have affected a third party outsourcer that is responsible for scanning medical records for the clinic, named as “Stor-a-file”. The Lister Clinic is understood to be one of some 13 other organisations impacted by the attack, and it remains unknown as to what specific information may be affected.
Some 1,700 patients are reportedly being contacted, and it has not been ruled out that exposed information may include incredibly personal and sensitive medical records and information. The UK’s data regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has been alerted.
Impact of the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach
The impact of the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach could be substantial. Although it has not yet been confirmed as to precisely what information, and for who, may be affected, it could likely include incredibly personal and sensitive medical data.
Generally speaking, medical records and medical data are usually the precise types of information that most people do not want to be exposed or misused. We want to (understandably) keep this kind of information confidential and secure. In the wrong hands, real damage could be caused when such information is misused. Hackers and criminals are known to try to extort money from victims whose personal information has been impacted by a medical data breach, so victims must be wary about being targeted for ransomware and other fraud and theft activities.
We have represented victims in some of the most sensitive medical data breaches that have ever taken place. This includes the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak of 2015. As such, our team is more than used to representing victims of serious breaches and incidents, and recovering thousands and tens of thousands of pounds in individual data claims.
No Win, No Fee data breach compensation
If you have received confirmation that you have been affected by the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach, you could be entitled to pursue a claim for data breach compensation.
For eligible clients, we are proud to be able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation. This means that we can write off our legal fees if the claim does not succeed, subject to the terms and conditions of our agreement (which we have to say!)
You can speak to the expert team here at The Data Breach Lawyers for free, no-obligation advice now on a confidential basis.
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