Seneca Family of Agencies discloses breach personal and medical data

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October 28, 2021

Seneca Family of Agencies discloses breach personal and medical data

Seneca Family of Agencies (formerly Seneca Center) describes their history as being founded in 1985 as a small Bay Area residential and day treatment program with a simple but powerful mission: to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Since then, Seneca has expanded to provide a broad continuum of permanency, mental health, education, and juvenile justice services, which today reach over 18,000 youth and families throughout California and Washington State each year. Another do-good-in-this-world entity that was hit by unnamed heartless criminals. In their October 22 notice of the breach on their web site, SFA writes that they discovered an unauthorized individual had access to parts of their network between August 25 and August 27. They make no mention of any ransom demand. Although we have no evidence to suggest actual or attempted misuse of information as a result of this incident, we are notifying individuals with information contained within the network. The type of information varies by individual, but includes name and one or more of the following data elements:  date of birth, Social Security number, address, phone number, email address, medical record number, treatment/ diagnosis information, health insurance information, Medicare/ Medicaid number, provider name, prescription information, driver’s license/state identification number, and digital signature. Upon discovering this incident, we reset account passwords and implemented additional security measures to further protect information. We are also providing potentially impacted individuals with access to credit monitoring and identity protection services as an added precaution. You can read the full notification on their site, here. has reached out to them to get more details such as the number of individuals notified and whether there was any ransom demand. This post will be updated if a reply is received.

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