Posted On March 13, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 13, 2023 – The Maine Attorney General received a notice of data breach from ZOLL Medical Corporation on March 10, 2023, as a consequence of a cybersecurity incident that exposed the private data of more than 1,000,000 customers. The event led to unauthorized access to the names, dates of birth, addresses, and Social Security numbers of consumers, according to the company’s filing. ZOLL started notifying everyone affected by the recent data security incident of the data breach after verifying that consumer data had been exposed.
The ZOLL Medical Corporation data breach is currently the subject of an ongoing investigation by the data breach attorneys at Console & Associates, P.C. We are providing free consultations where we can go over your legal options for getting compensation from ZOLL if you have received a breach notice and are curious about the dangers of identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself.
ZOLL Medical Corporation is a producer of medical equipment with its headquarters in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The business develops, produces, and markets a wide variety of medical hardware and software products, including those for cardiac monitoring, the detection and treatment of sleep apnea, defibrillation, therapeutic temperature control, CPR feedback, and more. Asahi Kasei, a multibillion-dollar chemical firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, owns ZOLL Medical Corp. ZOLL Medical Corporation, founded in 1980, today employs over 3,430 people and brings in over $457 million annually.
The company’s report to the Maine Attorney General contains the information that is known about the ZOLL Medical Corporation breach. This source claims that ZOLL discovered a possible data security incident within its computer network on January 28, 2023. The organization then started working with cybersecurity experts to perform an investigation after taking action to contain the situation. The ZOLL investigation verified that an unauthorized party had access to some files containing private customer information.
ZOLL started looking into the affected files as soon as they learned that private customer information had been made available to an unauthorized party to ascertain what information had been hacked and whose customers were impacted. It was confirmed by February 2, 2023 that your name, date of birth, Social Security numbers, and address may have been compromised. The specific information that was compromised differs based on the individual.
On March 10, 2023, ZOLL Medical Corporation notified every person whose information was affected as a result of the current data security incident via data breach letters. Over 1,000,000 people’s private information was impacted by the ZOLL data breach, according to the Maine Attorney General.
If ZOLL Medical Corporation notifies you of a data breach, it means that your private information, including your full name and Social Security number, may now be in the hands of an unauthorized person. Hackers can use these two pieces of sensitive data for a variety of purposes. Identity theft and fraud are frequently committed with social security numbers. Additionally, such information might be sold on the dark web to someone willing to use it to conduct crimes. Once hackers have the bare minimum of knowledge on you, it’s simple for them to gather more, and the number of crimes they can commit increases. It’s crucial that you are aware of your options as a victim and that you are aware of your rights.
The consumer privacy lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. help customers affected by data and security breaches pursue legal solutions by offering free consultations. By explaining your rights in clear, concise terms, we help you make an informed decision about your next steps. If you are a victim of the ZOLL Medical Corporation data breach, Console & Associates, P.C. will investigate at no charge to you and offer advice on how to proceed. If you decide to pursue a case, rest assured that we don’t get paid unless you do. If your claim is successful, legal fees are either paid out of the funds recovered or by the defendant. If your claim is not successful, you pay nothing.
Below is a portion of the letter sent to affected individuals:
ZOLL recently learned of a data security incident that may have affected some of your protected health information. We are writing to notify you of this incident as well as provide you with information on the actions that ZOLL has taken in response, resources available to you, and steps you can take to protect yourself.
Notice of Data Security Incident
ZOLL recently experienced a cybersecurity incident that may have resulted in the disclosure of some of your protected health information. Based on our investigation, we have no indication that any of your information has been misused. ZOLL is notifying all individuals whose information was affected.
On January 28, 2023, we detected unusual activity on our internal network, and we promptly took steps to mitigate the incident. We consulted with third-party cybersecurity experts to assist with our response to the incident, and we notified law enforcement. We determined that your information may have been affected on or about February 2, 2023. Our investigation into the incident is ongoing.
What Information Was Involved?
Information that may have been disclosed includes your name, address, date of birth, and Social Security number. It may also be inferred that you used or were considered for use of a ZOLL product.
What Measures Have We Taken to Remedy the Situation?
We consulted with third-party cybersecurity experts to assist with our response to and remediation of the incident, and we notified law enforcement and federal and state regulatory agencies as required by law. Additionally, to help protect your identity, we are offering complimentary access to Experian IdentityWorksSM for 24 months.
If you believe there was fraudulent use of your information and would like to discuss how you may be able to resolve those issues, please reach out to an Experian agent. If, after discussing your situation with an agent, it is determined that identity restoration support is needed then an Experian Identity Restoration agent is available to work with you to investigate and resolve each incident of fraud that occurred from the date of the incident (including, as appropriate, helping you with contacting credit grantors to dispute charges and close accounts; assisting you in placing a freeze on your credit file with the three major credit bureaus; and assisting you with contacting government agencies to help restore your identity to its proper condition).