Oradell Animal Hospital Data Breach Affects PII

Will Gendron
May 28, 2024 12:37 PM
Data breach at Oradell Animal Hospital exposed names, SSNs, and more. Enroll in free credit monitoring if affected.
Oradell Animal Hospital Data Breach Affects PII

The December 2023 Data Breach

On December 11, 2023, Oradell Animal Hospital detected suspicious activity within its email environment, which was later identified as unauthorized access. The hospital acted swiftly, securing the compromised email environment and enlisting a specialized cybersecurity firm to conduct a thorough investigation. This inquiry revealed that an unauthorized actor had accessed specific files and data. By March 20, 2024, it was confirmed that personally identifiable information (PII) of certain individuals was involved in the incident. To date, there is no evidence that the accessed information has been misused.

Information Exposed

The data potentially accessed during the breach included:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Financial account information
  • Health insurance information

Oradell Animal Hospital, Inc's Response

In response to the breach, Oradell Animal Hospital has taken significant steps to enhance the security of their systems. They have implemented additional monitoring tools and are working closely with cybersecurity experts to ensure such an incident does not occur again. The hospital is also offering affected individuals free access to credit monitoring services through Identity Force, a TransUnion company, to help protect their information from potential misuse. Affected individuals can enroll in these services using a unique code provided by the hospital.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe your information may have been compromised in this breach, it is crucial to act promptly to protect yourself:

  1. Enroll in the offered credit monitoring service to stay informed of any changes to your credit report that could indicate fraudulent activity.
  2. Review your account statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You can obtain a free credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com.
  3. Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit files, which warns creditors to verify your identity before opening new accounts in your name. You can place a fraud alert by contacting one of the three major credit bureaus:
    1. Equifax
    2. TransUnion
    3. Experian
  1. Consider placing a security freeze on your credit reports, which prevents creditors from accessing your credit report entirely in response to a new credit application. This can prevent identity thieves from opening accounts in your name.

For detailed information about the breach and how to protect yourself, please refer to the Notice to Consumers provided by Oradell Animal Hospital.

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