FMC Services, LLC Announces Data Breach Affecting More than 230k People’s Sensitive Information | Console and Associates, P.C.
On September 23, 2022, FMC Services, LLC confirmed that the company experienced a data breach after an unauthorized party gained access to sensitive consumer data contained on FMC’s network. According to FMC, the breach resulted in the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and protected health information of certain patients and former patients being compromised. Recently, FMC sent out data breach letters to all affected parties, informing them of the incident and what they can do to protect themselves from identity theft and other frauds.
What We Know About the FMC Services Data Breach
News of the FMC data breach comes from the company’s official filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, as well as a notice posted on the FMC website. According to these sources, on July 26, 2022, FMC Services learned that it had been the target of a cyberattack. More specifically, management was informed that hackers had “attempted to infiltrate” FMC’s computer system and demanded a ransom.
In response, the company secured its systems, stopped all unauthorized access, and began working with an independent cybersecurity firm to investigate the incident. This investigation confirmed that the hackers were able to access certain files contained on the FMC network and that these files contained sensitive information belonging to some patients.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, FMC Services then reviewed the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, mailing address, date of birth, Social Security number, and protected health information.
On September 23, 2022, FMC Services sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident. According to FMC Service’s filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, 233,948 people were impacted by the breach.
FMC Services, LLC is a healthcare services company based in Amarillo,…