Data potentially exposed for two million people after Shields Health Care hack


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US based company Shields Health Care Group, has announced that two million people’s data may have been exposed after being hacked in March 2022.

As reported by engadget, sensitive information such as medical record information, patient IDs, social security numbers and insurance details had been accessed by unauthorised personnel between 7-20 March. Despite this, the company claim that there is no evidence that customer information has been subject to identity theft, however there is still a possibility that details have been compromised.

“Upon discovery, we took steps to secure our systems, including rebuilding certain systems, and conducted a thorough investigation to confirm the nature and scope of the activity and to determine who may be affected,” said the company in a statement.

“Additionally, while we have safeguards in place to protect data in our care, we continue to review and further enhance these protections as part of our ongoing commitment to data security.”

As a result of the breach, Shields Health Care Group have had to take extra steps in securing data again by including local law enforcement: “We have notified federal law enforcement, and will be reporting this incident to relevant state and federal regulators.

“Further, once we complete the review of the impacted data, we will directly notify impacted individuals where possible so that they may take further steps to help protect their information, should they feel it is appropriate to do so.”

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