Hack Notice

Hack Notice: Advantage Consolidated LLC

Advantage Consolidated LLC

In february 2015, the covered entity (CE), Advantage Consolidated, LLC, reported that the access credentials of 1 of its users were wrongfully, acquired through the use of malicious software that had been installed on the user's computer. The intrusion was detected by the CE's intrusion detection system. The cut affected the e-PHI (names, addresses, DOBs, and SSNs of 151,626 individuals. The ce provided cut notification to HHS, the affected individuals, and to the media. Following the hack, the ce updated its peril analysis and peril management program and enhanced its electronic and technical security. OCR obtained assurances that the CE implemented the corrective actions noted above. Location of hacked information: Other business associate present: No

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