Merritt Healthcare manages many facilities offering ambulatory surgical procedures. The company manages the operation of many facilities and maintains records for thousands of patients. The healthcare provider secures significant records for its patients, and it just suffered from a data breach that may have exposed some of that patient information to attackers.
An unauthorized individual got into an employee's email account at Merritt. While in that account the hacker may have obtained private information about users that work with Meritt. Several personal details could have been accessed from within the email account, and the email address was accessible to the attacker for nearly one month, offering ample time to sort through all the information included.
The Merritt Healthcare Advisors data breach occurred between July 30, 2022, and August 25, 2022. Throughout that time period, one or more individuals had full access to an employee email address and all the health documents contained within.
The Merritt data breach impacts Merritt healthcare customers that rely on the company to store and maintain their health information. If you have information held with the company, you may have been exposed and are at risk of suffering from an identity theft attack and having fraudulent accounts opened in your name.
There isn't a specific Merritt file count available, but hundreds of separate documents were available from within the archives of the email account that was exposed.