2 Million Eye Care Patients Potentially Affected by Data Breach

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Severe

An estimated two million eye care patients may have had their personal and health data exposed by medical billing service Eye care Leaders. 1.3 million of those patients sought treatment at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The company, provider of the myCare Integrity electronic medical record platform has disclosed that it suffered a data security incident in December 2021 that resulted in “the deletion of databases and systems configuration data”. Over 20 other eye care practices have also had patient data exposed in this incident.

Individual Risk: Severe

The customer data that was compromised may include names, Social Security numbers, tax ID numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, financial account/payment card account numbers, and medical or health insurance information.

Stress on your Business:

Service providers can be a source of data breach risk and an incident like this will be very expensive for every organization involved.

How Sieve can help:

If you have ever received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft contact us at 414.238.2110 or at [email protected] and we will provide you with specific tools that protect you from today’s security risks.

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