Maternal and Family Health Services is a nonprofit organization operating in Pennsylvania. This group works to provide services to women and children and offers maternity, family planning, and nutrition program services to qualifying individuals.
The Maternal and Family Health Services data breach occurred due to a ransomware attack on the company. An individual or hacking organization penetrated the company's file network. Once inside, the hacker encrypted the company's confidential files and demanded payment to unlock the files. During the attack, it's possible that confidential information was exposed and that the information could be used to harm the credit and finances of the individuals exposed by the attack.
This Maternal and Family Health Services breach occurred between August 2021 and April 4, 2022.
This Maternal and Family Health Services data breach impacts people that utilize the programs through the organization in Pennsylvania. Any individuals that entrust their personal and financial information to the organization may have been exposed by the attack. If you received a notification from the organization you are encouraged to place a freeze on your credit, to monitor your financial accounts, and to utilize the IDX identity protection services offered by the company for between 12 and 24 months.
We don't have a clear count for the Maternal and Family Health Services files accessed in this attack. Instead, we know that hundreds of individuals could have been exposed in this attack.