Atrium Health announced that following an internal investigation, it has determined that cyber criminals may have accessed the personal information of people who paid for health services at an Atrium Health location. This also includes locations managed by Atrium Health, including Blue Ridge HealthCare System, Columbus Regional Health Network, NHRMC (New Hanover Regional Medical Center), Physician Group, Scotland Physicians Network, and St. Luke’s Physician Network.
The personal information hackers may have accessed includes patients’ and guarantors’ (a person responsible for paying the patient’s bill) first and last name, social security number, home address, date of birth, medial record number, and additional information. Up to 2.65 million people may have had their personal information exposed.
In the course of its duties, Atrium Health is trusted with the personal information of millions of patients and the people who pay for their healthcare. Unfortunately, Atrium Health has breached that trust.
The personal information that hackers may have stolen could be used for a variety of crimes, including credit card fraud, phone or utilities fraud, banking or finance fraud, or government fraud. Moreover, a person whose personal information has been compromised may not see the full extent of the identity theft or fraud for years.
Disclosure of personal information is unlawful, and the attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims of such disclosures. If you have been notified by Atrium Health that your data may have been exposed, please contact us immediately to discuss your legal options.