Sycamore Health Partners Data Breach

Will Gendron
Mar 20, 2024 12:37 PM
Affected by the Sycamore Health Partners data breach? Over 3,400 individuals' sensitive information, including Social Security Numbers, may have been exposed. Learn what steps to take to protect your identity.
Sycamore Health Partners Data Breach

Understanding the Sycamore Health Partners Data Breach

If you've recently been informed about a potential compromise of your personal information due to the Sycamore Health Partners data breach, it's crucial to understand what happened and what steps you can take to protect yourself.

On September 21, 2023, Sycamore Rehabilitation Services, Inc. detected a cybersecurity incident. They immediately launched an investigation with leading cybersecurity experts to understand the scope and impact. It was determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed certain data within their systems. The thorough review concluded on January 18, 2024, and it was found that sensitive information, including Social Security Numbers, might have been exposed.

The breach was publicly disclosed on March 18, 2024, and the details were shared with the Attorney General's office in Maine, among other states. You can review the full disclosure on the Maine Attorney General's website.

A total of 3,414 individuals across the United States have been affected by this breach, with 2 of those being residents of Maine. Sycamore Rehabilitation Services began notifying consumers about the breach on March 1, 2024, through written communication.

What Should You Do?

If you believe your information was part of this breach, there are several steps you can take:

  1. Monitor Your Accounts: Keep a close eye on your financial statements and credit reports for any unauthorized activity.
  2. Credit Freeze: Consider placing a credit freeze on your files, which makes it harder for someone to open a new account in your name.
  3. Fraud Alerts: You can place a fraud alert on your credit reports to notify creditors to verify your identity before extending credit.
  4. Identity Monitoring Services: Sycamore has partnered with Kroll to offer identity monitoring services free of charge for one year. You can enroll in these services by visiting Kroll's enrollment page.

Additional Resources and Assistance

The Notice to Consumers provided by Sycamore includes detailed instructions and resources. It is recommended that you read it thoroughly and take advantage of the services offered. For those without internet access, you can learn more about how to protect your identity from the Federal Trade Commission or by contacting the consumer protection offices in your state.

For any questions or further assistance, you can reach out to the dedicated helpline at (866) 495-1058, available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time.

Moving Forward

Sycamore Rehabilitation Services has taken steps to bolster their cybersecurity and prevent future incidents. While they have not detected any misuse of the information, they are offering support to help mitigate any potential risks to your identity.

It's important to remain vigilant and proactive in monitoring your personal information. By taking the recommended steps and utilizing the resources provided, you can better protect yourself from the potential repercussions of this data breach.

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