Wright and Filippis Breach - January 26, 2022Date: January 2022

Wright and Filippis has been in business for over 75 years supplying orthotics and prosthetics to patients around the country. The business offers state-of-the-art prosthetics that utilize embedded microcontrollers. The company has been in business since 1944 and works with medical offices in many parts of the country.

What Was the Breach?

During the breach, any of the following information could have been accessed during the breach. 

  • Date of Birth
  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Patient Number
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Financial Account Numbers

How Did the Breach Occur?

An individual or a group gained entry into the company's data records and initiated a ransomware attack on the company. It's unclear how the individual was able to infiltrate the company's data servers, but they were inside for three days and could have accessed a large number of files.

When Did This Breach Occur?

The Wright and Filippis breach occurred between January 26 and January 28, 2022.

Who Does the Breach Impact?

This data breach impacts current and former patients that had data entries in the accessed files. Anyone that may have been impacted should have received a notification letter from Wright and Filippis warning them of the potential data leak.

How Many Files Does the Breach Affect?

A specific number of files impacted by the breach isn't known, but potentially thousands of patient records may have been copied during the attack. Medical information and basic individual information could have been accessed at this time. Anyone that receives a notification of breach letter from Wright and Filippis should watch their financial data closely.

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