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Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

May 15, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the data breach recently announced by Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons.

Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons data breach summary:

Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons recently experienced a data breach. On March 5, 2024, Affiliated Dermatologists reportedly discovered a cybersecurity attack where an unauthorized third party accessed their network and left a ransom note. Upon discovering the breach, Affiliated Dermatologists claims to have immediately cut off network access, notified their third-party IT provider, and hired specialized cybersecurity experts to conduct a forensic investigation.

By April 10, 2024, the investigation revealed that the unauthorized access occurred between March 2 and March 5, 2024, during which the attacker copied data from Affiliated Dermatologists's network, including personal information of patients and employees. In response, Affiliated Dermatologists says it swiftly investigated and confirmed the security of their systems. They disconnected network access and engaged cybersecurity professionals to restore the network and conduct a thorough investigation.

Affiliated Dermatologists has since enhanced their network security by implementing 24/7 monitoring, multi-factor authentication for remote access, and resetting passwords for all network accounts.

As a result of the data breach, Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons is offering free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 380,000 individuals were affected by the Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, mailing addresses, medical treatment data, health insurance claims data, driver’s license numbers, and/or passport numbers.

Additional information about the Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons data breach may be found here: Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons Notice of Data Security Incident.

About Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons:

Serving patients in New Jersey, Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons is a medical practice specializing in dermatology services. The practice offers comprehensive care in general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. The team is composed of board-certified dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons who provide medical treatments for various skin conditions, surgical procedures for skin cancer, and cosmetic services for skin health and appearance.

The practice operates multiple locations in New Jersey, ensuring accessibility for patients across different regions. Each location is equipped with facilities to diagnose and treat skin conditions, perform skin cancer surgeries, and conduct cosmetic procedures. The practice also emphasizes continuous education and training for its staff to stay updated with advancements in dermatologic care

Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons collaborates with other healthcare providers to ensure comprehensive patient care. The practice participates in clinical research and trials, contributing to the advancement of dermatologic treatments. The goal is to provide quality care, improve patient outcomes, and support the overall health and well-being of its patients.

The Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons Website may have additional information about or provide periodic updates regarding the data breach.

For more information about steps you can take to possibly reduce the chances harm arising from a data breach, please review the following article: What are some steps you can take if you've been the victim of a data breach?

If you believe you are a victim of the Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons data breach, and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit regarding this data breach, please submit your information via the form on this webpage. This website is not associated with nor authorized by Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons or any affiliated companies.