Advocate’s 68,000 clients personal information exposed

Exploit: Hacking
Advocates: Health & Social Services Non-Profit Services


Risk to Business: 1.727= Severe
Advocates announced that it had been the victim of a cyberattack. A hacker gained access to the organization’s network in mid-September 2021. The attacker gained access to data tied to 68,000 clients served by Advocates and likely copied the data. The Massachusetts-based non-profit provides a range of services for individuals with autism, brain injuries, mental health, addiction, and other health conditions. Advocates is cooperating with the ongoing FBI investigation.


Individual Risk: 1.603= Severe
Current and former clients of Advocates are at risk of having their data exposed in this incident. The stolen data included names, contacts, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, client identification numbers, health insurance information, diagnoses and treatments. All impacted individuals will receive free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.

Customers Impacted: 68,000
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Companies that store large quantities of personal or medical information are prime targets for the bad guys.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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