Atlas Healthcare Data Breach Investigation
The Lyon Firm is investigating data breach claims on behalf of victims in New Jersey and Connecticut after Atlas Healthcare announced a hacking incident that may have impacted thousands of individuals. If you have received notice of a data breach, contact our legal team to learn more about your options moving forward.
What Happened at Atlas Healthcare?
On October 14, 2023, Atlas Healthcare provided notice of a recent data breach after learning that an unauthorized actor accessed the company’s network. Atlas explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access consumers’ sensitive information, which could include the following information:
- Dates of birth
- Social Security numbers
- Medical information
- Health insurance information
- Driver’s license numbers
- Financial information
If you recently received a data breach notification letter from Atlas Healthcare, you likely need to take action to protect yourself from potential fraud and identity theft. Our data breach lawyers can help you learn your legal options as far as filing class action claims, and further, how you can start to mitigate your risk moving forward.
What Causes Data Breaches?
The Atlas Healthcare data breach was only recently announced, and most details are unknown at the moment. As the investigation unfolds, we will learn more about the specifics. However, most data breach incidents involving healthcare systems occur in the same manner, and for the same reasons. Medical data and other personal data can be sold on the dark web, and cybercriminals see these entities are easy targets. As a result, there are data theft incidents almost daily involving hospitals, clinics, rehab centers, nursing homes and third-party vendors that handle data.
We do know that an unauthorized party allegedly gained access to the Atlas IT network on January 20, 2023. Officials investigated the event and confirmed that the unauthorized party was able to access files containing confidential information linked to Manchester Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Arbors of Hop Brook, and Vernon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Atlas reviewed all compromised files to determine what information was leaked and which will vary depending on the individual in question.
About Atlas Healthcare
Atlas Healthcare, out of Lakewood, New Jersey, operates skilled nursing facilities in Connecticut and New Jersey. The company runs 19 facilities in Manchester, CT; Niantic, CT; Vernon, CT; Mystic, CT; Cranford, NJ; Maywood, NJ; and Sewell, NJ. Atlas assisted living care, long-term care, respite care and hospice care.
Contact our lawyers for a free consultation. We can help you organize your case against any company that fails to protect your data. We feel strongly that healthcare companies have a duty to protect your personal information and if they fail, they can be held liable for any privacy violation or negligence that occurs.