Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating bioMérieux regarding its recent data breach. The bioMérieux data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
bioMérieux is a biotechnology research company focused on the detection and containment of infectious diseases. As a biotech company, bioMérieux offers services to help detect diseases in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Additionally, bioMérieux provides lab testing equipment for hospitals and labs, including testing for COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Founded in 1963, bioMérieux began when its founder Alain Mérieux started the company with the goal of trying to improve public health. Today, bioMérieux has grown into a global corporation with an annual revenue of over $3 billion. Headquartered in Marcy-l’Étoile, France, bioMérieux has locations in 45 countries and serves over 160 countries.
On June 1, 2023, bioMérieux discovered that one of its vendors, Vitality Group, had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, bioMérieux determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer application on June 1, 2023. On June 15, 2023, bioMérieux began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. On June 28, 2023, bioMérieux sent out a second wave of letters to individuals impacted by the breach. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Health information
If you received a breach notification letter from bioMerieux:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the bioMérieux data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by bioMérieux;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.