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On January 20, 2023, Livingston Memorial VNA Health Corporation and its affiliates, Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and Livingston Caregivers (together, “Livingston Memorial”), filed notice of a data breach with the Montana Attorney General after the company experienced what appears to have been a ransomware attack. Based on the company’s official filing, the incident resulted in an unauthorized party gaining access to consumers’ sensitive information. However, the specific data types that were leaked as a result of the cyberattack have not yet been publicly released. After confirming that consumer data was compromised, Livingston Memorial began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals who were impacted by the recent data security incident.

If you received a data breach notification from Livingston Memorial, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft and what your legal options are in the wake of the Livingston Memorial data breach, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What We Know So Far About the Livingston Memorial Breach

The available information regarding the Livingston Memorial breach comes from the company’s filing with the Montana Attorney General’s office. According to this source, on February 19, 2022, Livingston Memorial learned that some of its computer systems had been encrypted. In response, the company terminated the unauthorized access and began working with a third-party cybersecurity firm to investigate the incident.

The company’s investigation confirmed that an unauthorized party had gained access to its computer system and encrypted information contained in certain files. Livingston Memorial was also able to determine that some of the compromised files contained confidential consumer information.

Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was made available to an unauthorized party, Livingston Memorial began to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. Livingston Memorial completed this process on November 3, 2022; however, the company has yet to publicly confirm the exact data types that were subject to unauthorized access.

On January 20, 2023, Livingston Memorial sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.

More Information About Livingston Memorial

Livingston Memorial VNA Health Corporation and its affiliates, Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and Livingston Caregivers, is a non-profit home health and hospice care agency in Ventura County, California. The company employs physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, registered dieticians, certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, counselors, and volunteers to help individuals who need in-home hospice care or have recently experienced the loss of a loved one. Livingston Memorial operates five locations in Ventura, Ojai, Camarillo, and Thousand Oaks, CA. Livingston Memorial employs more than 166 people and generates approximately $18 million in annual revenue.

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