Posted On May 12, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
May 12, 2022 – Recently, Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates, Inc. (“QITA”) announced a data breach following an incident in which data belonging to patients was exposed to an unauthorized party. According to an official notice provided by the company, the Quantum breach resulted in the names, mailing addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and protected health information of affected patients being compromised. On May 9, 2022, QITA issued data breach letters to all affected parties.
If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Quantum data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of this investigation, we are providing free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more about the risks of identity theft, what they can do to protect themselves, and what their legal options may be to obtain compensation from Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates, Inc.
According to official notice filed by the company, on October 7, 2021, QITA detected a network security incident. QITA claims to have stopped the intrusion, however, the company continued to look into the incident to determine how it occurred and whether any sensitive patient information was compromised as a result. This investigation confirmed that certain information on the QITA network was exposed to unauthorized access.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Quantum Imaging then reviewed the affected files to determine exactly what information was compromised. 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. The company notes that certain information pertaining to deceased patients and child patients was also impacted by the breach.
On May 9, 2022, Quantum Imaging sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates, Inc. is a radiology practice based in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. The practice works with dozens of sub-specialty, multi-specialty and general radiologists who are licensed across the country. Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates, Inc. is one of the largest private radiology practices in Pennsylvania, with more than 114 employees. The practice generates approximately $11 million in annual revenue.
At Console & Associates, P.C., our consumer privacy lawyers monitor all security and data breaches to help affected consumers pursue their legal remedies. We offer free consultations to victims of data breaches and can explain your rights in clear, understandable terms so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. If you’ve been affected by the Quantum data breach or any other data security incident, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to most effectively proceed with your case. If you decide to bring a case, we only get paid if you do. If your claim is successful, any legal fees are either paid by the defendant or come out of the funds recovered from the defendant. If your claim doesn’t result in a recovery, you will pay nothing.
Below is a copy of the initial data breach letter issued by Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates, Inc.:
Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates, Inc. (“QITA”) provides specialized diagnostic radiology services to health care providers in Pennsylvania. We are writing to inform you of an incident that may have exposed your child’s personal information. We take the security of your child’s personal information seriously and want to provide you with information and resources you can use to protect your child’s information.
What Happened and What Information was Involved:
On October 7, 2021, QITA detected and stopped a network data security incident. Upon detection, we immediately started looking into the incident to determine what happened and how it happened. We also started looking into what type of information might have been affected and whether or not your child’s information was specifically affected.
We investigated the incident thoroughly, and although we did not find any evidence that your child’s information was specifically accessed for misuse, it is possible that your child’s personal information was exposed to an unauthorized party.
While we have not identified any instances of identity theft or financial fraud from this incident, the following personal information could have been exposed to unauthorized party: first and last name, <<data elements>>.
What We Are Doing:
When we detected this incident, we responded quickly by reviewing the security of our network environment while working with outside information technology (“IT”) specialists. We also notified law enforcement. QITA is continuously improving the security of our network environment by monitoring the evolving cyber security landscape and taking appropriate actions.
We value the safety of your child’s personal information and are offering free identity theft protection services through IDX, a company that provides protection against identity theft. IDX’s services include: <<12/24>> months of CyberScan monitoring and help with identity theft recovery services. With this protection, IDX will help you resolve issues if your child experiences identity theft related to this incident.
What You Can Do:
We encourage you to contact IDX with any questions and to enroll in free IDX services by calling (833) 909-4434 or going to https://response.idx.us/quantum. IDX is available Monday through Friday, 6 am – 6 pm PST. Please note that the last day to enroll in these free services is August 6, 2022.
Again, at this time, there is no evidence that your child’s information has been misused. However, we encourage you to take full advantage of this offered service. IDX representatives have been informed about this incident and can answer questions or concerns you may have regarding the protection of your child’s personal information.
Enclosed you will find information regarding additional resources available to you, and the steps that you can take to further protect your child’s personal information.
For More Information:
If you have any questions about the information in this letter, please call IDX services at (833) 909-4434, Monday through Friday, 6 am – 6 pm PST.
QITA values the security of the personal data that we protect.