Update: Med Associates notified 270,000 patients about hack detected in March
On June 14, medical claims processor Med Associates issued a press release notifying an unspecified number of patients of a hacking incident. The firm had become aware of unusual activity in their system on March 22.
Now Brian Nearing of the Times Union has an update that indicates that more than 270,000 New York residents had their data potentially stolen in that hack. He also reports:
Last week, the company mailed out letters to people whose records may have been compromised, warning them to watch for potential identity theft or financial fraud. Nearly all the letters went to people in the Capital Region and elsewhere in the state, while about 1,700 notices went to people in Massachusetts, Vermont and Florida.
Alvey said the “vast majority” of the potentially-compromised records did not include individual Social Security numbers.
Read more on Times Union. The incident was reported to HHS on June 14, so it should appear on the breach tool soon.