Dwelling Care Suppliers of Texas Reviews Information Breach Affecting 124,363 Sufferers’ Personally Identifiable Data | Console and workers, PC
On January 13, 2023, Home Care Providers of Texas (“HCPT”) filed a data breach report with the Texas Attorney General after learning that an unauthorized party had encrypted and removed files from the company’s computer network. According to the company’s official filing, the incident resulted in an unauthorized party gaining access to names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, certain treatment or diagnostic information, and certain medication information. After confirming that consumer data had been leaked, HCPT began sending out data breach notification letters to anyone affected by the recent data security incident.
If you or a loved one have recently used home care services from Home Care Providers of Texas, it may mean that hackers have had access to your personal information. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, there’s no way to know exactly how hackers will use your information. However, the goal of cybercriminals in conducting these attacks is typically to obtain information that they can then sell or use to commit identity theft or other scams against victims. However, as a data breach victim, you can take steps to mitigate the risk of post-breach fraud. Additionally, depending on the outcome of the HCPT data breach investigation, you may be able to file a data breach lawsuit against the Company.
What we know so far about Texas Breach’s home care services
The information available regarding Home Care Providers of Texas’ data breach comes from the company’s filing with the Texas Attorney General. According to this source, on June 29, 2022, HCPT learned that part of the company’s computer network had been encrypted. In response, HCPT, with the support of cybersecurity experts, launched an investigation into the incident in hopes of learning more about the breach and what, if any, patient data was compromised.
Through its investigation, Home Care Providers of Texas confirmed that an unauthorized party had encrypted the company’s network and removed certain files. It was later discovered that some of the files contained confidential patient information.
When it was determined that confidential patient information had been disclosed to an unauthorized party, Home Care Providers of Texas began reviewing affected files to determine which information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the information breached varies from person to person, it may include your name, address, dates of birth, social security numbers, treatment or diagnostic information, and medication information.
On January 13, 2023, Home Care Providers of Texas sent out privacy breach letters to anyone whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident. According to the Texas Attorney General, approximately 124,363 people were affected by the HCPT data breach.
Learn more about Home Care Providers of Texas
Home Care Providers of Texas is a healthcare company based in Dallas, Texas. As a Medicare-certified agency, HCPT provides medical care and rehabilitation treatments to patients at home. Home Care Providers of Texas is officially registered as DPP II, Inc. Home Care Providers of Texas employs more than 350 people and has annual sales of approximately $27 million.
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