Maryland AG warns residents of massive medical data breach

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Maryland AG warns residents of massive medical data breach

Post by IceCube » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:50 pm

Maryland’s attorney general is warning residents about a data breach that has compromised the personal and medical information of more than 20 million people nationwide.

Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement this week that the breach of the debt collection company American Medical Collection Agency has left information such as names, Social Security numbers, bank information and medical test information exposed.

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He gave a list of steps for people who may have been affected:

- Obtain a free credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling 877-322-8228.
- Put a fraud alert on your credit file.
- Consider a security freeze on your credit file (for more information about freezes, visit http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/ ... ezing.aspx.
- Take advantage of any free services being offered as a result of the breach.
- Use two-factor authentication on your online accounts whenever available.

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