Notice of Data Breach

Frequently Asked Questions

Wright & Filippis was subject to a cybersecurity attack culminating in ransomware from January 26 to January 28, 2022 (the “Incident”). Wright & Filippis’ endpoint security detected and terminated the ransomware shortly after it executed. With assistance from third-party experts, Wright & Filippis took immediate steps to secure its systems and investigate the nature and scope of the Incident. On or about May 2, 2022, Wright & Filippis discovered that the Incident may have impacted protected health information (“PHI”) or personally identifiable information (“PII”). We have found no evidence that your information was misused.

Importantly, Wright & Filippis’ electronic medical records and HR system were not impacted. However, the Incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to or acquisition of certain files or accounting records that may have contained one or more of the following data elements:

  • For current and former patients: name, date of birth, patient number, social security number, financial account number, and/or health insurance information.
  • For current or former employees or job applicants: name, date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number or state ID, and in limited instances a financial account number.

As part of its extensive investigation, Wright & Filippis worked diligently to identify any PHI and PII that may have been subject to unauthorized access or acquisition as a result of the Incident and identify individuals to whom that PHI and PII related. This process was time-intensive, but ultimately necessary to properly identify potentially affected individuals.

Out of an abundance of caution, and in accordance with applicable law, we are providing this notice to you so that you can take steps to minimize the risk that your information will be misused. The attached sheet describes steps you can take to protect your identity, credit, and personal information.

As an added precaution, we are also offering complimentary access to identity monitoring, fraud consultation, and identity theft restoration services to help mitigate any potential for harm at no cost to you. Please see below for more information on enrollment in these services.

Wright & Filippis endeavors to protect the privacy and security of sensitive information. We have worked diligently to determine how this incident happened and are taking appropriate measures to prevent a similar situation in the future. Since the Incident we have implemented a series of cybersecurity enhancements, including installation of additional endpoint detection and response software, resetting all passwords, and rebuilding affected servers.

As with any data incident, we recommend that you remain vigilant and consider taking steps to avoid identity theft, obtain additional information, and protect your personal information. Common passwords or passwords you may be using on multiple accounts should be updated to new complex passwords for added security. The attached sheet describes additional steps you can take to protect your identity and personal information.

For affected individuals we are offering identify theft protection services through IDX the data breach and recovery services expert. IDX identity protection services include a minimum of 12 months of credit monitoring, a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy, and fully managed ID theft recovery services. With this specialized protection, IDX can help you resolve issues if your identity is compromised.

We encourage you to contact IDX with any questions and to enroll in free identity protection services by calling (833) 875-0798 or going to and using the Enrollment Code provided in your notification letter. IDX representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Time. Please note the deadline to enroll is February 18, 2023. IDX  representatives have been fully versed on the incident and can answer questions or concerns you may have regarding protection of your personal information. In the event to the affected individual was a minor or is deceased, please call the above number and alert a representative. The services described herein can be modified accordingly.

Please call (833) 875-0798 or go to for assistance or for any additional questions you may have. You will need to reference the enrollment code at the top of your letter when calling or enrolling online, so please do not discard the letter if you received one.

You may also contact Wright & Filippis at (800) 482-0222, or send an email to

We sincerely apologize for this situation and any inconvenience it may cause you.

We recommend you remain vigilant and consider taking the following steps to avoid identity theft, obtain additional information, and protect your personal information:

  • Order Your Free Credit Report at, call toll-free at 877-322-8228, or complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s website at When you receive your credit report, review the entire report carefully. Look for any inaccuracies and/or accounts you don’t recognize and notify the credit bureaus as soon as possible in the event there are any. You have rights under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). These include, among others, the right to know what is in your file; to dispute incomplete or inaccurate information; and to have consumer reporting agencies correct or delete inaccurate, incomplete, or unverifiable information.
  • Place a Fraud Alert on Your Credit File. A fraud alert helps protect you against an identity thief opening new credit in your name. With this alert, when a merchant checks your credit history when you apply for credit, the merchant will receive a notice that you may be a victim of identity theft and to take steps to verify your identity. You also have the right to place a “security freeze” on your credit file. A security freeze generally will prevent creditors from accessing your credit file at the three nationwide credit bureaus without your consent. You can place a fraud alert or request a security freeze by contacting the credit bureaus. The credit bureaus may require that you provide proper identification prior to honoring your request.
  • Remove your name from mailing lists of pre-approved offers of credit for approximately six months.
  • If you aren’t already doing so, please pay close attention to all bills and credit-card charges you receive for items you did not contract for or purchase. Review all of your bank account statements frequently for checks, purchases or deductions not made by you. Note that even if you do not find suspicious activity initially, you should continue to check this information periodically since identity thieves sometimes hold on to stolen personal information before using it.
  • The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) offers consumer assistance and educational materials relating to identity theft, privacy issues, and how to avoid identity theft. You may also obtain information about fraud alerts and security freezes from the consumer reporting agencies, your state Attorney General, and the FTC.  If you detect any incident of identity theft or fraud, promptly report the incident to your local law enforcement authorities, your state Attorney General, and/or the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). You can learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming an identity theft victim (including how to place a fraud alert or security freeze) by contacting the FTC at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338), or  The mailing address for the FTC is: Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580.
  • For District of Columbia Residents: You can obtain additional information about steps to take to avoid identity theft from the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, 441 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 200001, 202-727-3400,
  • For Maryland Residents: You can obtain information about steps you can take to help prevent identity theft from the Maryland Attorney General at: 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202, 888-743-0023,
  • For New Mexico Residents: You have rights under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). These include, among others, the right to know what is in your file; to dispute incomplete or inaccurate information; and to have consumer reporting agencies correct or delete inaccurate, incomplete, or unverifiable information. For more information about the FCRA, please visit or   In addition, New Mexico consumers may obtain a security freeze on your credit report to protect your privacy and ensure that credit is not granted in your name without your knowledge. You may submit a declaration of removal to remove information placed in your credit report as a result of being a victim of identity theft. You have a right to place a security freeze on your credit report or submit a declaration of removal pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting and Identity Security Act. For more information about New Mexico consumers obtaining a security freeze, go to
  • For New York Residents: You may also contact the following state agencies for information regarding security breach response and identity theft prevention and protection information: 1) New York Attorney General, (212) 416-8433 or; or 2) NYS Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection, (800) 697-1220 or
  • For North Carolina Residents: You can obtain information about steps you can take to help prevent identity theft from the North Carolina Attorney General at: 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699, 1-877-566-7226,
  • For Rhode Island Residents: You may contact and obtain information from and/or report identity theft to your state attorney general at:
    • Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office
      • 150 South Main Street
        Providence, RI 02903
      • Phone: (401) 274-4400
      • Website:

You have the right to obtain a copy of the applicable police report, if any, relating to this incident.