The protected health information of 350,000 people was compromised by a ransomware attack on ReproSource Fertility Diagnostics.
ReproSource is a fertility clinic owned by Quest Diagnostics and is a leading laboratory for reproductive health. The ransomware attack was detected by ReproSource on August 10, 2021, who promptly shut down their network connections to limit the incident. After conducting an investigation into the security breach they confirmed the attack occurred on August 8.
The cause of the data breach was immediately investigated by ReproSource. They immediately contacted law enforcement as well as leading cybersecurity experts who further confirmed the ransomware breach.
No evidence of data theft has been found at this time, though it is possible that patient data was compromised prior to the ransomware attack.
The files on the affected systems contained protected health information, according to a review done on September 24.
Compromised information includes names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, billing and health information (CPT codes, diagnosis codes, test requisitions and results, test reports and/or medical history information), health insurance or group plan identification names and numbers, and other information provided by individuals or by treating physicians. Some people may have had their driver's license number, passport number, Social Security number, financial account number, and/or credit card number exposed.
Quest Diagnostics has sent notification letters to all affected individuals. There is a $1,000,000 identity theft insurance policy that will be provided to affected individuals, as well as complimentary credit monitoring and protection services.
ReproSource has implemented additional safeguards to mitigate the risk of attacks from ransomware and other cyber threats, including additional monitoring and detection tools in the future.
If your information was leaked due to the recent ReproSource ransomware breach and you have noticed suspicious activity with your bank account or a sudden unexpected change to your credit score, you need to act quickly. Contact your bank, a representative, from ReproSource, and an attorney.
At Marks Law Group our HIPAA violation lawyers in Atlanta can help you ensure you are fully covered for any damages you incur from leaked personal information. Call us at (404) 939-1485 to schedule a free consultation.
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