Brightline Inc is an online mental healthcare service that connects you with trained professionals that understand how to meet your mental health needs. The service manages a great deal of data for its patients and relies on that data to treat them remotely. Some of the patient data was recently lost in a data breach impacting Brightline.
The Brightline Inc data breach occurred because the company's secure file transfer service, offered by Fortra, suffered from data breach issues. Since Brightline relied on GoAnywhere to move patient data around, customers could have been exposed to losing private data to random people online.
This Brightline Inc data breach first occurred on February 4, 2023. At that time, user data was compromised, and patients may have been negatively impacted. Fortra first began facing issues with its service on January 30, 2023, and it's likely that problems occurred for Brightline before they were originally identified.
The Brightline Inc data breach impacts customers that rely on mental health services. Employees of Samsung Semiconductor specifically were hurt by this data breach because their employer offered Brightline mental health services to the employees. If you worked for Samsung and used Brightline, you should watch for a notice informing you your data was exposed in the breach. You can qualify for a free identity protection service to help monitor and protect your credit.
We don't know how many Brightline Inc. files were accessed and altered because of this breach. We only know that many individuals were impacted by the breach and that it could have caused serious issues.