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Correctcare Reports Cybersecurity Incident Correctcare Today Announced

CorrectCare Reports Cybersecurity Incident CorrectCare today announced that, in their capacity as a third-party health administrator under contract to process medical claims for the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), a cybersecurity incident led to the exposure of personal health information (PHI) of certain members of the GDC incarcerated population. The exposure of two file directories on a single server operated by CorrectCare ("the Company") was discovered on July 6, 2022, and impacted individuals who were incarcerated and received medical care between January 1, 2016, and July 6, 2022. Upon discovery of the data exposure, the Company took immediate steps to remediate the exposure and secured the server in less than nine hours. The Company also retained leading cyber forensics and security consultants to assist in a thorough investigation of the incident (which is ongoing). Currently, the investigation has not uncovered any evidence of misuse of any patient information. The Company is working closely with GDC to keep them informed of the full extent of the data exposure and its impact on currently or formerly incarcerated individuals. Although the Company remediated the data exposure in less than nine hours, further investigation revealed that patient information may have been exposed as early as January 22, 2022, and subject to unauthorized access. The patient information involved in the data exposure included name, date of birth, DOC ID, social security number, and limited health information, such as a diagnosis code and/or CPT code. Please note that no driver's license numbers, financial account information, or debit or credit card information was exposed. The Company is offering each affected individual one year of free credit and identity theft monitoring services through Experian IdentityWorksSM. Any individual who believes their data may have been exposed are encouraged to enroll in Experian's IdentityWorksSM by visiting https://experianidworks.com/plus (use Activation Code YJWF423PWC) or calling toll-free (844) 700-1314 from 11:00 AM 7:00 PM CST Monday-Friday (reference Engagement Number B079693 and Activation Code YJWF423PWC). 11-9-22
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