LivaNova Data Breach Exposes Sensitive Employee Info

By
Will Gendron
May 28, 2024 12:25 PM
LivaNova data breach exposed employee personal info including SSNs, bank details, and health info. Check if you're affected and secure your data.
LivaNova Data Breach Exposes Sensitive Employee Info

The October 2023 Cybersecurity Incident

In late 2023, LivaNova USA, Inc. experienced a significant cybersecurity incident that was first identified on November 19, 2023. The breach specifically occurred around October 26, 2023, impacting the company's information technology systems. This event led to unauthorized access to personal information of some current and former employees as well as contingent workers.

Information Exposed

The data breach resulted in exposure of a variety of personal information, which included:

  • Name
  • Contact information (telephone number, email, and postal address)
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Financial account information, including bank account data
  • Health insurance information
  • Online credentials
  • Work-related information such as employee ID, compensation, disability status, and evaluations

LivaNova's Response

Upon detecting the breach, LivaNova promptly initiated an investigation with the help of external cybersecurity experts and also coordinated with law enforcement authorities. The company took immediate action to secure its systems and data by shutting down affected systems and mandating a password change for all personnel. Continuing efforts are being made to enhance security safeguards to protect personal information and prevent future incidents.

Recommended Actions for Affected Individuals

Given the nature and extent of the exposed information, it is crucial for affected individuals to remain vigilant. Here are several steps you can take to protect your personal information:

  1. Monitor your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Consider enrolling in the free identity protection and credit monitoring services offered by LivaNova through Experian IdentityWorks. You can enroll using the provided activation code.
  3. Place a fraud alert and consider freezing your credit to prevent new accounts from being opened in your name. You can contact major credit bureaus directly to request these services.

About LivaNova USA, Inc

LivaNova USA, Inc., part of LivaNova PLC, is a prominent global medical technology company focused on developing innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes. Headquartered in London, UK, LivaNova operates worldwide, maintaining a presence in over 100 countries and employing approximately 3,000 individuals. The company specializes in advanced circulatory support, cardiopulmonary, and neuromodulation technologies.

For further details on the breach and how to protect your information, please refer to the notice provided by LivaNova to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office.

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