Are You a Victim of Identity Theft? You Could Be Compromised in the Change Healthcare Cyberattack!

Are you one of the millions of Americans worried about the safety of your personal information? 

UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty revealed shocking news in front of lawmakers, estimating that data from approximately one-third of Americans could have been compromised in the cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. This breach has left countless individuals vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.

Testifying in front of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations within the House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce, Witty disclosed that the investigation into the breach is still ongoing, making the exact number of affected individuals uncertain. However, the company has confirmed that files containing protected health information and personally identifiable information were compromised in the attack.

The severity of the situation cannot be overstated. This cyberattack, with its far-reaching consequences, underscores the urgent need for action to protect your identity and personal information. UnitedHealth Group is offering free access to identity theft protection and credit monitoring services for those concerned about their data. Don’t wait until it’s too late—take proactive steps to safeguard your identity now.

UnitedHealth Group Paid $22 Million Ransom

In a stunning revelation, Witty confirmed that UnitedHealth Group paid a staggering $22 million ransom to the hackers responsible for breaching Change Healthcare. This payment, made in bitcoin, highlights the dire circumstances faced by the company and the severity of the cyber threat.

The breach occurred when cyberthreat actors infiltrated Change Healthcare’s systems using compromised credentials. Nine days later, ransomware was deployed, encrypting the network and causing widespread disruption across the U.S. healthcare sector. The initial portal accessed by the hackers lacked multifactor authentication (MFA), a critical security measure that could have prevented unauthorized access.

In response to this breach, UnitedHealth Group has implemented MFA across all external-facing systems to enhance security and protect against future attacks. However, the damage has already been done, leaving millions of Americans vulnerable to identity theft and financial fraud.

Know Your Rights

If you believe you may be a victim of the Change Healthcare cyberattack, you have rights and options available to you. Seek legal assistance to understand your rights and explore potential avenues for recourse. Don’t let cybercriminals dictate your future—take back control of your identity and protect your financial security today.

The ramifications of this cyberattack are far-reaching and deeply concerning. It’s time to hold those responsible accountable and ensure that measures are put in place to prevent future breaches. Your identity is priceless—don’t let cybercriminals compromise your security and peace of mind. Take action now to protect what matters most.

We Represent ID Theft Victims

The Adkins Firm represents consumers who have errors on credit, employment background and tenant screening reports. We help our clients clear their names. Do you have errors on a credit report, background report or tenant screening report due to fraud?  Have you disputed the error and the fraudulent information was verified that it belongs to you? If you answered yes, then you may have a claim under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. Please note, there is a statute of limitations that may bar you from recovering for your damages. Don’t wait.  Contact us for a free case review.