Forefront Dermatology Breach - May 28, 2021

Date: May, 2021

Forefront Dermatology is a network of dermatologists spread across 24 states. There are more than 210 different dermatologists offering a range of services to patients. The company specializes in skin treatments and skin cancer diagnosis and treatments. The company maintains dermatology labs and can conduct research and tests for patients. Forefront Dermatology offers various outpatient dermatology services, as well as some minor surgeries.

What Was the Breach?

  • Birth Dates
  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Provider Names
  • Medical Record Numbers
  • Medical Treatment Information
  • Patient Account Numbers


How Did the Breach Occur?

A hacker group was able to gain access to the network controlled by Forefront Dermatology. This data network contains thousands of sensitive files for millions of different patients. The breach enabled hackers to copy files, transfer them and gain access to private data.

When Did This Breach Occur?

Forefront Dermatology had its files accessed between May 28 and June 4, 2021.

Who Does the Breach Impact?

The Forefront Dermatology data breach impacts current and past employees as well as patients of the many dermatology locations across the country. These individuals could have had their personal information exposed, as well as their healthcare information. All this information could be sold on the Dark Web, and the information could be used for identity theft purposes.

How Many Files Does the Breach Affect?

It's believed that more than 130 confidential patient files were made available, as well as hundreds of different login details that were heavily reused. All this information makes it easy for attackers to breach the network in the future and puts millions of other dermatology patients at risk of having their information exposed. If your information was exposed, you should try and make a claim on the Class Action lawsuit to get compensated for your losses and to get access to identity protection services.

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