Shields Health Care Group detected suspicious activity within its network on March 28, 2022. The investigation that followed determined that an unauthorized actor had access to certain Shields Health Care Group systems between March 7, 2022, to March 21, 2022. Shields Health Care Group has since confirmed that, during that period of access, certain data was removed from its systems.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IMPACTED BY THE DATA BREACH?
Shields Health Care Group did not report the data breach to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services until May 27, 2022. In total, the data of approximately 2,000,000 individuals was alleged to have been compromised in the breach.
WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?
Shields Health Care Group has disclosed the following information was included in the data breach:
- full names,
- dates of birth,
- Social Security numbers,
- provider information,
- billing information,
- insurance numbers and information,
- medical record numbers,
- patient IDs,
- treatment information, and
- diagnosis information.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE SHIELDS HEALTH CARE GROUP DATA BREACH?
If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to the Shields Health Care Group data breach, please contact Cole & Van Note at (510) 891-9800, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a Request for Information. Participating in this investigation is very time sensitive so please act now. Also, you can review the following data breach announcement for more information.