Gardant Management Solutions (...
Gardant Management Solutions ("Gardant") managed residential and nursing facilities in Minnesota up until May 1, 2019. Gardant has become aware that on July 9, 2018, it was the victim of a cyber-phishing attack. Upon learning of the incident Gardant began an investigation, notified law enforcement, and retained a leading forensic security firm to conduct a comprehensive search for any personal information in the impacted email account and confirm the security of its email and computer systems. On December 14, 2018, the investigation determined that the one email account affected contained some personal information including residents' names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, medical information and billing information. Gardant mailed notification letters to impacted residents for whom it had a valid mailing address. Gardant encourages individuals to remain vigilant to the possibility of fraud and identity theft by reviewing credit card, bank, and other financial statements, as well as claims made using their insurance for any unauthorized activity. If individuals detect any suspicious activity, they should notify the entity with which the account is maintained, and promptly report the suspicious activity to appropriate law enforcement authorities, including the police and their state attorney general. In addition, anyone looking for information on fraud prevention can review tips provided by the FTC at www.ftc.gov/idtheft. Gardant takes the security of its information very seriously and sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this incident may cause any of its former residents. Individuals seeking additional information call Gardant's toll free inquiry line at 1-877-568-3456, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
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