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Major US Dental Insurance Provider Suffers Ransomware Attack, Exposing 9 Million Patients' Data

August 4, 2023
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Major US Dental Insurance Provider Suffers Ransomware Attack, Exposing 9 Million Patients' Data

The Breach

In a recent cybersecurity incident, a major US dental insurance provider, MCNA Dental, fell victim to a ransomware attack. The breach exposed the personal data of approximately 9 million patients, marking one of the most significant data breaches in the healthcare sector this year.

Investigation and Response

MCNA Dental became aware of unauthorized activity in their computer system on March 6, 2023. They quickly took steps to halt the activity and launched an immediate investigation with the help of a specialized team. The investigation revealed that a criminal had accessed and copied some information in their computer system between February 26, 2023, and March 7, 2023.

The information accessed and copied varied for everyone. The company is currently in the process of sending out letters to those individuals whose personal information may have been involved. However, not everyone may receive a letter due to insufficient contact information.

In response to the breach, MCNA Dental is offering free credit monitoring and identity protection services through IDX for all individuals whose information may have been impacted. They are also working on strengthening their computer systems to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

The Importance of Cybersecurity

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the growing threat of cybercrime and the importance of robust cybersecurity measures. Organizations of all sizes and across all industries must prioritize the protection of their digital assets to safeguard their operations and the sensitive data of their customers.

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In light of this recent ransomware attack, it's clear that no organization is immune to the threat of cybercrime. The need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been more critical. ProActive Technology Group is here to help you navigate these challenges and secure your digital landscape.

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Take Action

Don't wait for a breach to happen. Be proactive in safeguarding your organization's sensitive data. Contact ProActive Technology Group today and let us help you fortify your defenses, ensuring the security and integrity of your digital assets.

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This article is based on information originally reported by TechCrunch and the data breach notice provided by MCNA Dental.

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