Posted On July 6, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
July 6, 2022 – ATC Healthcare Services, LLC reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the names, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, financial account information, usernames and passwords, passport numbers, biometric data, medical information, health insurance information, electronic/digital signatures, and employer-assigned identification numbers of certain individuals were compromised. The number of individuals affected by the ATC Healthcare Services, LLC data breach has not been reported. ATC Healthcare Services, LLC sent out data breach letters to those individuals whose information was affected by the breach.
The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are going to begin interviewing victims of the breach to determine what damages they sustained and what legal claims may be available to them. If you recently received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from ATC Healthcare Services, LLC, contact us at (866) 778-5500 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential contact form for a free case evaluation.
Below is a portion of the letter that ATC Healthcare Services, LLC sent to individuals affected by the data breach:
ATC Healthcare Services, LLC (“ATC”) is writing to notify you of a recent event that may affect the security of some of your information. This notice provides you with information about the event, our response, and steps you may take to better protect your information, should you feel it is appropriate to do so.
On December 22, 2021, ATC discovered unusual activity involving certain employee email accounts. We promptly took steps to secure the accounts and initiated an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the event, including any risk to data present in the email accounts. The investigation confirmed that the email accounts were accessed without authorization at varying times between February 9, 2021 and December 22, 2021. However, because the investigation could not conclusively rule out access to data within the impacted email accounts, in an abundance of caution, we then undertook a diligent review to identify what information was present in the impacted email accounts and therefore potentially accessible to the unauthorized individual. The first phase of this process was completed on May 19, 2022. We thereafter worked to reconcile the information with our internal records in furtherance of identifying the individuals to whom the data related and the appropriate contact information for the relevant individuals. We completed these efforts on June 2, 2022 and worked to provide notification to potentially impacted individuals. We are providing this notice to you because we understand, based on our investigation, that your information was present in the impacted email accounts during the period of unauthorized access.
What Information Was Involved?
Our investigation determined the following information relating to you was present in the email accounts: [Redacted].
What We Are Doing.
We take this incident and the security of personal information in our care very seriously. In response to the event, we took steps to secure the email accounts, including password changes, and conducted a diligent investigation to confirm the full nature and scope of the event. Further, as part of our ongoing commitment to the privacy of information in our care, we implemented additional technical security measures designed to mitigate recurrence of this type of incident. We are also reviewing and enhancing existing data privacy policies and procedures.
As an added precaution we are offering you access to [Redacted] months of credit monitoring and identity theft protection services through Epiq at no cost to you. If you wish to activate these services, you may follow the instructions included in the attached Steps You Can Take to Protect Personal Information. We encourage you to enroll in these services as we are unable to act on your behalf to do so.
What You Can Do. We encourage you to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud, to monitor your accounts for any unusual activity, and to report any instances of theft or fraud to law enforcement. You can also enroll to receive the complimentary monitoring services that we are offering to you. Please also review the attached Steps You Can Take to Protect Personal Information.
For More Information.
We understand that you may have questions that are not addressed in this letter. If you have additional questions or concerns, please call our dedicated assistance line at 855-585-1689, which is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time (excluding U.S. holidays). You may also write to ATC at 1893 Marcus Ave, Suite E-122, Lake Success, NY 11042.
We take this event very seriously and sincerely regret any inconvenience or concern it may cause you.