Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating Maternal and Family Health Services (“MFHS”) for failing to safeguard sensitive patient information, resulting in what they call a “sophisticated ransomware incident” that impacted its current and former employees, patients, and vendors. MFHS has been able to confirm that the ransomware incident occurred on April 4, 2022, but is only now notifying impacted individuals. The investigation performed by MFHS, which is likely ongoing, revealed that personal information was accessed, including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, financial account/payment card information, usernames and passwords, medical information and/or health insurance information.
Although medical centers like MFHS usually notify patients that their information was affected, such notifications can sometimes delay and take months (as was the case here), leaving sensitive information exposed without patients’ knowledge. In previous data breaches, victims of data theft had had their information posted on the dark web or viewed by hackers with little information about who accessed or viewed it. Victims of these types of data attacks may be forced to spend money out of pocket for credit monitoring or fraudulent charges to bank and hospital accounts. Some patients affected by data breaches may have noticed suspicious credit card charges, requests for services or loans in a patient’s name, medical procedures ordered without patient consent, and/ or disrupted medical care.
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