In March 2023, investigation revealed that healthcare revenue cycle management company Reventics experienced a data breach impacting 250,000 consumers. A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of the consumers impacted, claiming that the company failed to safeguard sensitive data, and delayed in customer notification by at least three months.
Reventics claims that the source of the breach was quickly identified, and measures were immediately taken to minimize data leak. However, the extent and types of data exposed are still unclear.
The Reventics data breach exposed the personal information of patients who worked with the direct customers (healthcare providers) of the company, as well as the customers themselves. As of right now, it is reported that around 250 thousand individuals could have their data exposed as a result of this breach.
Because of the nature of the data leaked, victims may face threats related to identity theft, medical fraud, phishing, financial fraud, and several other forms of cybercrime.
Currently, the known information that was leaked includes:
Any time that healthcare data is leaked, patients must deal with an additional layer of stress because of the impact that this highly sensitive information can have on their lives. It’s important for companies to communicate immediately and often when breaches like this occur - which was allegedly not the case in the Reventics data breach.
If you received a notification that you or your company were impacted by the Reventics data breach, there are several things you can do immediately.
For companies impacted:
For consumers impacted:
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