Fairfax healthcare organization from the US has disclosed a data breach that could have compromised the medical records of approximately 250,000 patients.
The Virginia-based supplier of facial and dental services announced the conclusion of an investigation, which revealed that a threat actor infiltrated its systems in May.
Fairfax operates across northern Virginia, and the total number of victims impacted by the breach nationwide is 235,931.
The exposed data includes names, driver’s licenses, Social Security numbers, health insurance, and medical history details.
As per the statement, there is no evidence of unlawful use of the exposed data for such purposes. However, the infiltrators’ ability to transfer the exposed data without any other apparent alterations may potentially put clients at risk.
Fairfax compensated the victims of the data breach with a year of free identity protection services.
The company has taken steps to reduce the risk of security incidents. This includes enhancing its technical security measures.