CoxHealth Data Breach Investigation Reveals More Than 200k Affected
The CoxHealth data breach investigation by the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C., is underway to reveal the scope and nature of the leak. To date, it’s become clear where the breach occurred, how many have been affected, and the types of data that hackers have accessed. The recent breach at IntelliHartx, LLC (“ITx”) is the origin, and it compromised the Social Security numbers, addresses, names, dates of birth, and protected health information of 203,000 CoxHealth customers.
These are serious types of data to leak and might expose victims to financial fraud, identity theft, and health insurance fraud. If you were impacted by the leak, the first thing you should do is follow the recommendations in this guide for victims of data breaches as well as any instructions in your data breach notification letter from CoxHealth. Data breach lawyers can help you take the next step, to pursue justice in court and receive compensation for the risks you’ve been exposed to. Call the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. at 866-778-5500 or send us an email at email@example.com to schedule a free consultation with experienced data breach lawyers. To learn more about the CoxHealth data breach, read our blog here: https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/coxhealth-data-breach-investigation/.
Timeline of the CoxHealth Data Breach
CoxHealth informed the public that they’d been impacted by a data breach with a notice on their website. While the company’s own network wasn’t compromised, customer data became compromised by the IntelliHartx data breach. ITx handles sensitive information from CoxHealth, and it uses tools from company Fortra such as GoAnywhere file transfer.
On February 2nd, 2023 Fortra first informed ITx of a day-zero vulnerability in the program that had enabled unauthorized parties to access customer information. This led to a months-long internal investigation, and Fortra informing ITx of a second leak led to a second months-long investigation. Ultimately, ITx did not complete the investigation until May 19, 2023, and did not inform the public until June of the same year.
In the same month, CoxHealth informed the public that it had suffered in the same data breach. The company sent out letters to 203,000 impacted customers, informing them of the type of data that had been compromised.
CoxHealth is a large, Missouri-based healthcare system with over 12,000 employees. It operates more than 80 clinics across Southwest Missouri, as well as six hospitals and five emergency rooms. Estimates of CoxHealth’s annual revenue put it at approximately $1.6 billion.
Call a CoxHealth Data Breach Lawyer
The type of data that has leaked in this breach, particularly the SSNs and health information, puts you at significant risk if you’re a victim of the breach. At the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C., we want you to get in touch so we can help.
Our CoxHealth data breach lawyers are investigating any wrongdoing and negligence that can give you a case in court to pursue compensation. Furthermore, we’ll offer advice and guidance that can help you manage identity threats and stay safe after this breach. Call (866) 778-5500 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation and uncover your legal options after becoming a data breach victim.