Circles of Care is an organization designed to provide children with mental health care if they've suffered from serious mental trauma. The organization is designed to help children throughout the country, but it has received grants to help children in many Native American communities specifically. The organization offers help with mental health, drug abuse, and alcohol abuse services to customers throughout many parts of the United States.
An individual was able to infiltrate the security measures protecting the company's file network and access, copy and distribute the health information and personal information of patients within the network.
The Circles of Care data breach originally occurred on September 6, 2022. The breach was not identified until September 21, 2022, and the organization didn't complete an official network investigation until November 29, 2022.
This Circles of Care data breach impacts patients receiving help from the organization with personal information stored in the company's systems. If you've received care from the organization, your information may be at risk. If you get a notice from the organization, it's important to monitor your financial accounts and your credit closely. You should also consider putting a freeze on your credit for additional protection.
We don't know the number of Circle of Care files that were affected by this strategic attack. It's likely that hundreds of files were exposed during the attack and that thousands of patients were put at risk.