Vendor Hack Tied to Somnia Inc. Anesthesiology Practice

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Extreme

Somnia Inc, a physician-owned firm that manages anesthesiology practices, has experienced a data breach that may impact an estimated 20 practices serving about 430,000 people. A company spokesperson confirmed that the firm is the management services organization behind the recent breaches affecting many anesthesiology practices. Somnia declined to disclose how many clients and individuals in total were affected. The company said that their forensic investigation into a security incident found that some information stored on the management company’s systems may have been compromised.

Individual Risk: Extreme

Affected information includes individuals’ name, Social Security number, and some combination of data including date of birth, driver’s license number, financial account information, health insurance policy number, medical record number, Medicaid or Medicare ID and health information such as treatment and diagnosis.

Stress on your Business:

This incident is still snowballing, but however it plays out this will cost Somnia a fortune in regulatory penalties on top of other damages.

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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