Behavioral Health Group Informs Patients Of Severe Data Theft From December

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Severe

Behavioral Health Group recently began notifying 197,507 patients that their data was stolen in a December 2021 cyberattack. The opioid treatment provider’s 80 clinics suffered a week of IT outages that disrupted patient care after a cyberattack forced the team to shut down portions of the network. That in turn caused delays for health services like refilling patient medications, a critical part of the recovery process for many addiction treatment patients.

Individual Risk: Severe

The stolen data varied by patient and could include patient names, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, passports, biometrics, health insurance information, diagnoses, treatments, prescriptions, dates of service, and medical record numbers. Only patients whose SSNs were compromised will receive free credit monitoring.

Stress on your Business:

Medical entities of all sorts have been high on cybercriminal hit lists because they know that it’s a rich and time-sensitive industry.

How Sieve can help:

If you have ever received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft contact us at 414.238.2110 or at [email protected] and we will provide you with specific tools that protect you from today’s security risks.

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