FCHC Data Breach Affects 300,000

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Florida Community Health Centers (FCHC) recently disclosed a significant data breach affecting nearly 300,000 individuals.

The security breach, initially detected on June 13, 2023, was discovered when FCHC IT observed unusual activity within its network. However, the full scope of the intrusion remained unclear for months, highlighting the challenges organizations face in quickly identifying and responding to cyber attacks.

Florida Community Health Centers (FCHC) has notified the Maine Attorney General’s Office of a data breach that may have compromised the personal and sensitive information of over 296,000 individuals.

The breach occurred on or around June 13, 2023, was discovered when FCHC IT observed unusual activity within its network. This incident was to the Maine Attorney General’s Office and submitted a notification letter, which provides details on the breach and the measures taken to respond to it.

According to FCHC’s notification letter, the breach was caused by an external system breach, which may have allowed an unauthorized attackers to gain access or obtain personal information, including names and other identifying details. The investigation concluded that it was possible that an unauthorized user bypassed access controls and accessed information within FCHC’s computer systems.

The breach has been reported to affect a total of 296,635 people, including 63 Maine residents. FCHC has taken steps to notify affected individuals and has offered 12 months of free credit monitoring and free identity theft protection services through Cyberscout.

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