Authorities warn New Yorkers of cyberattacks, offer free credit monitoring

Authorities warn New Yorkers of cyberattacks, offer free credit monitoring

Attorney General Letitia James is urging New Yorkers affected by the Change Healthcare data breach to use free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.

In February, Change Healthcare, which handles electronic health care payments, was the victim of a cyberattack that exposed the personal information of millions of people, including many New Yorkers. UnitedHealth Group, Change Healthcare’s parent company, offers two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection.

Attorney General James advises anyone who may be affected to sign up for these free services. Consumers can sign up online or by calling 1-866-262-5342. Warning signs of misuse include unexpected medical bills or errors in insurance statements. For other concerns, contact the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-771-7755 or file a complaint online.