Kaye-Smith began its initial operations by owning radio stations in Kansas, Ohio, Washington, and Oregon. The business also worked to bring promote professional sports, and Les Smith was a partner in the Seattle Sounders in the 1970s. The company now offers a range of business services to companies in need of database management and mailing services, print services and distribution, eCommerce and fulfillment, data management and processing, marketing, and much more. The Kaye-Smith brand is a powerful organization with all the essential business services under one large umbrella, and this gives it relationships with businesses around the country.
One or more individuals accessed the data networks handling MultiCare information. Once into the network, the individuals began encrypting important files and issuing a ransomware attack on Kaye-Smith.
The Kaye-Smith data breach was first reported on December 9, 2022, by the Office of Consumer Protection within the Montana Attorney General. According to official reports, the company first became aware that there may be suspicious activity back in June 2022. The company didn't issue reports until December, leaving ample time for consumer data to be exploited before anyone was aware of it.
This Kaye-Smith breach impacts anyone relying on MultiCare or anyone using a health facility that depends on MultiCare for its services.
There isn't a count available for the number of Kaye-Smith or MultiCare files impacted during this data breach. Instead, we only know that thousands of patients could have had their information compromised during the attack. If you receive a letter from MultiCare or Kaye-Smith, you should do everything you can to monitor your credit and your financial accounts for potential issues.