A lawsuit has been filed against Empress Ambulance in New York after hackers accessed patient information.
According to the class action lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court last week, Empress Ambulance – one of the state’s largest private ambulance services – failed to notify customers about the information that hackers were able to obtain.
Ransomware group Hive Gang, known for infiltrating security systems, hacked the system in May but it was not realized by Empress officials until July, according to the New York Post.
About 318,000 customers were not notified about the data breach until September, the newspaper reported.
In the suit, it stated that the social security numbers and medical records of at least 100,000 has been compromised.
According to the FBI, Hive Gang has received over $100 million from companies they hacked.
Investigator said customer data has since been found on the internet.