Lakeview Health Data Breach Exposes Sensitive Info: Details

By
Will Gendron
May 30, 2024 4:25 PM
Data breach at Lakeview Health Systems exposed names, SSNs, medical info, and more. If affected, visit their site for steps to protect your data.
Lakeview Health Data Breach Exposes Sensitive Info: Details

On January 25, 2024, Lakeview Health Systems, LLC detected unauthorized activity within its computer systems. Upon discovery, the organization took immediate action to secure its network and engaged a third-party team of forensic investigators to determine the scope and impact of the incident. By May 6, 2024, it was confirmed that an unauthorized party had accessed certain Protected Health Information (PHI). While there is currently no evidence of misuse of the data, the breach potentially exposed sensitive patient information.

Types of information exposed includes:

  • Name of individual
  • Address
  • Social Security Number Information
  • Medical Information
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Date of Birth

Lakeview Health Systems, LLC's Response

In response to the discovery of the breach, Lakeview Health Systems took several steps to mitigate the situation and prevent future occurrences. The organization secured its systems immediately after detecting the breach and has since enhanced its network security to protect against similar incidents. Additionally, Lakeview Health Systems is offering affected individuals free credit monitoring and identity protection services through IDX. These services include credit and CyberScan monitoring, a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy, and fully managed identity theft recovery services. Affected individuals are encouraged to enroll in these services by visiting IDX's enrollment page using the provided enrollment code.

Recommended Actions for Affected Individuals

If you believe you may have been affected by this data breach, it is important to take steps to protect your personal information:

  • Enroll in the free credit monitoring and identity protection services offered.
  • Regularly review your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity.
  • Consider placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports.
  • Report any suspicious activity on your accounts to your financial institution immediately.
  • Stay vigilant and monitor your accounts closely in the coming months.

For more detailed information on how to protect your information, visit the Texas Attorney General's data breach report or the Massachusetts Attorney General's data breach report.

About Lakeview Health Systems, LLC

Lakeview Health is a recognized center of excellence in addiction treatment, providing evidence-based medical approaches to treating complex brain diseases. The organization offers a range of treatments from medically supervised detoxification to inpatient treatment and partial hospitalization, delivered by a team of board-certified physicians and master’s-level therapists. Lakeview Health is accredited by the Joint Commission and has been voted one of America’s best treatment centers by Newsweek.

For individuals affected by this breach or for more information, please contact Lakeview Health Systems directly at 866-704-7692.

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