Hapy Bear Surgery Center Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Apr 11, 2024 4:19 PM
Data breach at Hapy Bear Surgery Center exposed names, addresses, SSNs, and medical info. Free credit monitoring offered.
Hapy Bear Surgery Center Data Breach

What Happened?

On August 18th and December 27th of last year, Hapy Bear Surgery Center, a pediatric sedation dentistry, encountered a significant disruption to its network. This disruption led to the unfortunate compromise of certain systems, potentially exposing sensitive consumer information.

Upon discovery, the center acted to secure its digital environment by disconnecting all network access and engaging specialized cybersecurity and IT personnel. The investigation, which concluded on March 8th, revealed that an unauthorized actor might have accessed its systems. A thorough review completed by March 19th confirmed that personal information, including full names, addresses, medical and health insurance information, Social Security numbers, and Driver’s License numbers of individuals, may have been affected.

Hapy Bear Surgery Center has since taken steps to enhance its cybersecurity measures, including replacing firewall systems and engaging a managed cybersecurity services provider to oversee its digital environment. The center has also provided access to credit monitoring services for those potentially impacted, to alert them of any changes in their credit file and offer proactive fraud assistance through CyberScout, a TransUnion company specializing in such services.

If you believe you might have been affected by this breach, it is crucial to stay vigilant by monitoring your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. Hapy Bear Surgery Center is offering Single Bureau Credit Monitoring, Single Bureau Credit Report, and Single Bureau Credit Score services at no charge for twelve months from the date of enrollment. To avail of these services, please visit CyberScout's enrollment page and follow the instructions provided. Remember, you must enroll within 90 days from the date of the notification letter.

In addition, you can read the full Notice to Consumers on the California Attorney General's website to understand the full scope of the incident and the measures being taken.

Please also consider placing a fraud alert or a security freeze on your credit files. This can help prevent unauthorized accounts from being opened in your name. You can do this by contacting the three major credit bureaus: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax.

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