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Fertility Clinic in Georgia Notifies Patients of Data Breach

Reproductive Biology Associates, LLC (RBA) and its affiliate, MyEggBank, notified approximately 38,000 patients that a data breach involving a ransomware attack had exposed the patients’ full names, addresses, Social Security numbers, laboratory results, and information relating to the handling of human tissue. 

RBA stated in the notification that the intrusion by the ransomware group occurred on April 7, 2021 and, three days later, to a server where health information. According to RBA, “Access to the encrypted files was regained, and we obtained confirmation from the actor that all exposed data was deleted and is no longer in its possession.”

Patients were offered identity theft monitoring and RBA urged patients to monitor their credit report. Unfortunately, credit monitoring will not help patients in the event that the data were not deleted by the criminals, or were sold to other criminals who can use the highly sensitive fertility information in other ways.

Copyright © 2021 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 175
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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