Florida Healthy Kids notified by Maximus of MOVEit breach

Florida Healthy Kids is a state-created entity that provides health and dental insurance for Florida children aged 5-18. On Friday, they joined the unhappy ranks of those affected by the MOVEit breach that has affected more than 600 organizations already. In this case, it was their vendor, Maximus, who issued the notification.

The number of children and families affected was not disclosed, and the incident is not yet up on HHS’s public breach tool. The notification indicates that the types of information affected includes: name, address, date of birth, phone number, email
address, Social Security number, other government-issued identifier, health benefits and enrollment information, health insurance policy number or subscriber number; medical history, condition, treatment, or diagnosis, health insurance application or claims information, tribal identification or enrollment number, and Family Account Number.

Maximus is offering those affected two years of credit monitoring, identity restoration, and fraud detection services.

Florida Healthy Kids is no stranger to vendor breaches

In January 2021, Florida Healthy Kids revealed a multi-year breach at a vendor, Jelly Bean Communications. The breach reportedly affected 3.5 million members of the insurance provider. The breach investigation discovered that the vendor had failed to patch vulnerabilities for seven years and had been hacked. In March 2023, the Department of Justice announced that Jelly Bean agreed to pay almost $300,000 to settle False Claim Act charges stemming from their representations to provide secure hosting compliant with HIPAA when they had failed to patch for seven years.

In May of this year, shortly before learning of the MOVEit incident, Florida Healthy Kids was notified by yet another vendor, MCNA Dental, that they had been the victim of a cyberattack. That incident was reported to HHS by MCNA Dental as affecting 8.9 million members. It showed up on two different threat actors’ leak sites where data has since been leaked after MCNA Dental presumably refused to pay ransom demands.


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