Medical technology developer, Zoll Medical, has notified one million individuals that their personal information may have been compromised in a data breach. The company develops and markets medical equipment and software for advanced emergency care, including cardiac monitoring, oxygen therapy, ventilation, and data management.
Zoll identified unusual activity on its internal network in January and has determined that the affected individuals’ information may have been compromised around February 2, 2023.
The compromised information included names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers, and the company has notified the Maine Attorney General’s office.
While Zoll has no indication that the compromised information has been misused, cybercriminals commonly share or trade stolen personal information on underground forums for attacks such as phishing and identity theft.
The type of cyberattack that led to the breach and whether ransomware was deployed on its systems remain unclear.
At the same time, Zoll has informed the Maine Attorney General’s office that just over one million individuals were impacted by the breach and has offered free identity protection services to all affected parties.
Data breaches are increasingly common, and they can cause significant harm to individuals and organizations alike.
Companies must implement robust security measures to protect personal information from cyber threats, such as implementing firewalls, encrypting data, and training employees to recognize and avoid phishing scams.
Organizations must also have a comprehensive incident response plan in place to minimize the damage caused by a breach and to ensure that affected individuals are notified promptly.