NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF SECURITY INCIDENT letter from Albany ENT & Allergy Services, PC, contact the Arnold Law Firm
at 916-777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.
On or about May 25, 2023, Albany ENT & Allergy Services, PC (“AENT”) sent a Notice of Security Incident Letter (“Breach Letter”) via mail to victims of the Albany ENT & Allergy Services, PC data breach informing them that their personal information, Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”), was exposed when hackers accessed AENT’s systems during a cyber-attack (“Data Breach”) that took place between March 23, 2023, and April 4, 2023.
According to the Breach Letter, on March 27, 2023, Albany ENT & Allergy Services, PC “AENT discovered suspicious activity on [its] computer network.” AENT then conducted a review and determined that “an unauthorized actor had access to certain systems that stored personal and protected health information” and that these files contained personal information. Despite this, the hackers continued to have access to AENT’s systems until April 4, 2023. Further, on or about May 2, 2023, “this extensive review identified certain employee, and patient information was present within the records.” As a result of the Data Breach, unauthorized third parties were able to access the full names, Social Security numbers, financial account information, and health insurance information of AENT’s employees and patients.
Albany ENT & Allergy Services, PC is an urgent care and medical clinic specializing in ear, nose, and throat issues as well as allergies treatment and diagnosis. AENT employs more than 34 people and conducts business in Albany, New York and Clifton Park, New York. The data of over 224,486 individuals throughout the United States was compromised by this data breach. If you received a Breach Letter from Albany ENT & Allergy Services, PC, then you were impacted by the Data Breach.
AENT has offered to victims of the Data Breach one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft restoration services through Kroll.
According to AENT, the following information was exposed:
This information is called your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). It tells others about you and is considered part of your identity. Businesses are required to secure this information or risk facing statutory penalties, among other legal penalties. Stolen PII can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity.
The best way to protect yourself after a data breach is to sign up for credit and identity protection services as soon as possible. California offers extra protections and legal rights to its residents through the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).
NOTICE: If you received a NOTICE OF SECURITY INCIDENT letter from Albany ENT & Allergy Services, PC, contact the Arnold Law Firm at 916-777-7777
to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.
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