OrthopedicsNY Data Breach Affects Employees, Offers Aid

By
Will Gendron
Apr 23, 2024 4:59 PM
Data breach at OrthopedicsNY may affect employees. Free credit monitoring offered.

April 2024 Data Breach Disclosure

OrthopedicsNY, LLP, a New York-based orthopedic medicine practice, recently experienced a data security incident that may have compromised the personal information of its current and former employees. The breach was identified and disclosed to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office, emphasizing the seriousness of the event.

Information Exposed

Specific details about the types of consumer information exposed were not disclosed in the public consumer notification letter.

OrthopedicsNY's Response

In response to the data breach, OrthopedicsNY has taken steps to address the incident and prevent future occurrences. The practice engaged external cybersecurity experts to assist in securing their systems. They have implemented additional safeguards and enhanced security measures to better protect personal data. Moreover, OrthopedicsNY has revised its policies and procedures related to system security and information lifecycle management.

To assist those affected by the breach, OrthopedicsNY is offering free credit monitoring services through TransUnion for 24 months. These services include alerts on changes to credit files and proactive fraud assistance. For more details and to enroll in these services, affected individuals can visit Cyberscout using a unique code provided in the notification letters.

Steps to Take if You Are Affected

If you believe you are affected by this breach, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your personal information. Here are several steps you can follow:

  1. Enroll in Credit Monitoring: Take advantage of the free services offered by OrthopedicsNY to stay informed about any changes to your credit report.
  2. Place a Security Freeze on Your Credit Reports: This prevents credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent. You can place a freeze by contacting major credit bureaus:
    1. Equifax
    2. Experian
    3. TransUnion
  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep an eye on your financial accounts and immediately report any suspicious or unauthorized activities.
  2. Place Fraud Alerts: You can place a fraud alert on your credit reports which requires creditors to verify your identity before opening new accounts. Contact one of the major credit bureaus to set this up.

About OrthopedicsNY,

OrthopedicsNY, LLP is a medical practice specializing in orthopedic care, dedicated to treating patients with the latest and most effective treatments available. The team consists of board-certified orthopedic providers who prioritize the health of their patients.

For further assistance and detailed information regarding the data breach, affected individuals can refer to the notice provided by OrthopedicsNY, which includes comprehensive steps for protecting personal information and securing credit reports.

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