Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Shields Health Care Group, Inc. (“Shields”) for failing to safeguard sensitive patient information in a data breach that occurred in March 2022. An investigation into the data breach found that unauthorized actor(s) gained access to certain Shields systems and acquired highly sensitive identifiable protected personal and health information, including: full names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses, provider information, diagnosis, billing information, insurance number and information, medical record number, patient ID, and other medical or treatment information. Shields’ review of the impact of the data breach is ongoing.
Shields only recently began notifying victims of the incident. Due to this lapse in time between the breach and the notice to affected patients, hackers may have already been able to acquire and sell sensitive information and otherwise benefit from the fraudulent misuse of such information. Some individuals affected by the Shields data breach may have noticed one or more of the following types of fraudulent activity related to their personal or healthcare information: unauthorized credit card charges, requests for loans or benefits in a patient’s name without their consent, fake medical procedures ordered, and/or disrupted use of the institution’s website or patient portal.
Did you or someone you know receive a data breach notification letter regarding the Shields Health Care Group, Inc. data breach?
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