Confidential information Belonging to over 1 million people was exposed to hackers due to lax security on the part of NextGen Healthcare.
According to a lawsuit filed U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia the breached data included Social Security numbers, names, addresses, and dates of birth.
The breach allegedly happened because hackers stole security credentials from third-party companies. NextGen claims that no medical records were accessed.
The company makes and deploys medical software that is used by medical facilities all over the county.
NextGen says that affected patients have been notified of the breach. Hackers with access to Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and names could use the information for identity theft or to target individuals for scams.
If you suspect you were affected, consider freezing your credit to prevent possible identity theft.