Hampton-Newport News Community Service Board Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board (“HNNCSB”) regarding its recent data breach. The HNNCSB data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.

ABOUT HAMPTON-NEWPORT NEWS COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD:

HNNCSB is a behavioral health care provider based in Virginia. Founded in 1971, HNNCSB offers a wide variety of mental health, developmental disability, and substance use disorder treatment services to youth and adults.3 Additionally, HNNCSB offers crisis and respite services, jail-based services, drug court services, services to veterans, and provides residential services to persons with intellectual disabilities.3 Located in Hampton, Virginia, HNNCSB employs over 500 individuals.

WHAT HAPPENED?

On November 12, 2023, HNNCSB discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, HNNCSB determined that an unauthorized third-party may have accessed this sensitive information via a ransomware attack that began on approximately September 26, 2023. Recently, HNNCSB began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Driver’s license number
  • Date of birth
  • Medical information (e.g., diagnosis/conditions, lab results, medications, other treatment information)
  • Health insurance information

If you received a breach notification letter from Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the HNNCSB data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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