Acadia Pharmaceuticals Data Breach Affects Thousands

By
Will Gendron
May 22, 2024 4:53 PM
Data breach at Acadia Pharmaceuticals affected 3,753 Texans, exposing names, addresses, medical info, and birth dates.
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Data Breach Affects Thousands

The February 2024 Data Breach at Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

On February 21, 2024, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. discovered that their information systems had been compromised, leading to unauthorized data exfiltration. The breach was identified promptly, and the company took immediate steps to contain the situation. By April 10, 2024, it was confirmed that personal information of some individuals was indeed affected. The breach involved sophisticated cyber-attack techniques, but specific details about the perpetrators or the exact method of attack have not been disclosed publicly.

Information Exposed

The following types of consumer information were exposed during the breach:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Medical Information
  • Date of Birth

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Response

Immediately upon detection of the breach, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. engaged with law enforcement, cybersecurity experts, and outside legal counsel to investigate and mitigate the effects of the breach. The company has since been working diligently to reinforce their security systems and protocols to prevent future incidents. Additionally, they are offering affected individuals free access to credit monitoring and identity restoration services through Experian IdentityWorksSM for 24 months.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, it is crucial to remain vigilant and proactive in monitoring your personal information. Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. through Experian IdentityWorksSM.
  2. Regularly review your financial statements and alert your financial institutions immediately if you notice any suspicious activities.
  3. Consider placing a fraud alert and a security freeze on your credit reports. This can make it more difficult for identity thieves to open accounts in your name.
  4. Obtain your free annual credit reports from AnnualCreditReport.com and inspect them for discrepancies.
  5. Report any identity theft or fraud to your local law enforcement and the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/idtheft.

For more detailed information regarding the breach, you can visit the disclosure notices on the Texas Attorney General's website and the California Attorney General's website.

About Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company known for developing and commercializing medicines aimed at central nervous system disorders. They have pioneered treatments for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease psychosis and Rett syndrome.

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