[Weekly Security News] Breach, Loss, and Legal Battles
[June 07, 2023]
1. Acuity Agrees to Lawsuit Settlement After 100K-Impacted Data Breach
Acuity, also known as Comprehensive Health Services, has reached a settlement following a data breach in 2022 that affected nearly 106,910 individuals. The breach exposed protected health information, including names, Social Security numbers, and financial account details.
Source : Health IT Security
2. Identity thieves can hunt us for ‘rest of our lives,’ claims suit after university data leak
Mercer University, founded in 1833, is facing multiple class action lawsuits after a data breach resulted in the theft of personal information belonging to nearly 100,000 individuals. The stolen data includes names and Social Security numbers (SSNs), which can be used for identity fraud.
Source : The Register
Data breaches have consequences, often leading to legal action. In cases like Acuity and Mercer University, lawsuits aim to hold responsible parties accountable, address damages, promote better security practices, and provide compensation for losses. These consequences emphasize the importance of robust protection measures in safeguarding sensitive information.
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