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UnitedHealth Data Breach

The Department of Health and Human Services said that it is investigating UnitedHealth Group following a cyberattack on a subsidiary, Change Healthcare,  that has probably exposed millions of patients data.

The precise extent of the attack is still unknown, but the group that has been identified as the culprit, stated that it had accessed “more than 6 TB of highly selective data” that included medical and dental records, payment information and other private patient information.

United Health disclosed the attack on February 21 without specifying how many people were affected.

Change Healthcare processes about 50% of the medical claims in the United States for around 900,000 physician, 33,000 pharmacies, 5,500 hospitals and 600 labs.

From hospitals, healthcare providers, government services, service providers to insurance companies, proper precautions and training have not been made to secure these records. Once public, your information is out there for everyone to see.

If you have United Healthcare, please call our office at 816-888-8010 to discuss your options and make those to responsible for these breaches of your private information accountable