Angels Neurological Centers Data Breach: Here's What Was Leaked

By
Will Gendron
Jun 6, 2024 2:30 PM
Data breach at Angels Neurological Centers may have exposed personal and medical info. Check if you're affected and take action.
Angels Neurological Centers Data Breach: Here's What Was Leaked

On April 9, 2024, Angels Neurological Centers, P.C. detected suspicious activity on their systems. An immediate investigation revealed that unauthorized actors accessed Angels’ records on limited occasions between March 3, 2024, and April 9, 2024. The investigation confirmed that the breach potentially involved personal information of individuals, although there is currently no evidence that any information has been misused for identity theft or fraud.

The types of information that may have been impacted include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Birth date
  • Medical record number and/or patient identification number
  • Provider or facility name
  • Medical condition, diagnosis, and/or treatment information
  • Medication or prescription information
  • Payment amount history information
  • Insurance payment amount information
  • Date(s) of service
  • Medical information
  • Health insurance information
  • Driver’s license number or state identification number
  • Social Security Number
  • Any information created, used, or disclosed in the course of providing health care services

Upon discovering the incident, Angels Neurological Centers, P.C. took immediate steps to contain the situation. They changed passwords, proactively took systems offline, and implemented endpoint detection and response monitoring. Additionally, they notified federal law enforcement and engaged cybersecurity and privacy professionals to assist with the investigation.

The company has also worked diligently to analyze the information involved, confirm the identities of potentially affected individuals, and notify them. They have added further technical safeguards to their existing protections and are reporting the incident to relevant government agencies. Moreover, Angels Neurological Centers, P.C. is offering complimentary enrollment in Experian IdentityWorks for twenty-four months of identity and credit monitoring.

Steps for Affected Individuals

If you believe you have been affected by this data breach, there are several steps you should take to protect your information:

  1. Enroll in Credit Monitoring Services: Angels Neurological Centers, P.C. is offering complimentary enrollment in Experian IdentityWorks. To start monitoring your personal information, visit Experian IdentityWorks and provide your activation code by August 30, 2024.
  2. Remain Vigilant: Regularly monitor your free credit reports, review account statements, and report any suspicious activity to financial institutions.
  3. Place a Fraud Alert: You can place a fraud alert on your file by contacting one of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion.
  4. Consider a Security Freeze: A security freeze on your credit report can prevent unauthorized access. Contact the credit reporting agencies to place a freeze.
  5. Report Identity Theft: If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, contact the Federal Trade Commission at FTC or your state Attorney General’s office.

About Angels Neurological Centers, P.C.

Angels Neurological Centers, P.C. is dedicated to providing the highest quality neurological services, including examinations, EEG & EMG testing, Botox clinics, and more. With many highly qualified providers, they offer same-week, evening, and weekend appointments at convenient nearby locations. For more information, visit Angels Neurological Centers.

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