Family offices have recently been caught up in at least two major data breaches — involving Corewell Health, a major health care provider in Michigan, and the Real Estate Wealth Network — potentially exposing some of their most private information to hackers and criminals. Since the breaches involve a third party, family offices are left with few options except to harden their cybersecurity procedures and keep an eye out for suspicious activity, security experts say.

At the end of last year, cybersecurity breaches at both a health management platform and a software company contracted by Corewell affected in total more than 2 million residents of Michigan. The data revealed included name, address, date of birth, medical information such as diagnosis and mental/physical condition, prescription information, as well as insurance and billing information.

And of late December, it was revealed that 1.5 billion records containing information on property owners, sellers, investors and internal logging data were leaked in a data breach of the Real Estate Wealth Network. Among those affected were a slew of wealth investors such as Elon Musk and celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Dave Chappelle.


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