Headlines Iowa Eye Clinic Data Breach Affects 500K Patients The breach took place in February. Published 1 month ago on June 22, 2021 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Wolfe Eye Clinic in Iowa announced that it was the target of a cyberattack that may have involved patient records. The Des Moines Register reports that the practice is notifying 500,000 current and former patients that their personal information may have been accessed. The attack occurred on Feb. 8, but “the full scope of information potentially impacted was not fully realized until May 28, 2021,” according to a press release. “We discovered that the personal information of certain individuals may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party,” according to the release. “For some, this information may include their name, mailing address, date of birth and Social Security number; and for others it may also include protected medical and health information.” Luke Bland, chief financial officer of Wolfe Eye Clinic, said, “We take our responsibility to protect personal information in our control very seriously and apologize for any concern or inconvenience this may cause. We continue to closely monitor the situation and are committed to notifying past and present patients about what happened and what they can do to protect their information.” The clinic stated that it has secured the services of IDX to provide identity monitoring, at no cost, to affected individuals for 12 months. Advertisement Read more at the Des Moines Register Related Topics:Cyber SecurityLatest News Top click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Warby Parker Files Confidentially for IPO Don't Miss Texas ODs Win Expanded Scope of Practice SPONSORED VIDEO Sponsored by Shamir Customer Focused, Service Oriented, Forward Thinking for life improvement, fashion, performance sports, occupational single vision, and progressive lenses. Our values, the driving force behind our ideas and actions, keep the ECP in the center. Every Shamir representative is personally committed to our customers’ vision, and to providing the best service and support to meet and exceed their expectations, all with a personal touch. You may like All the Cool Eye Decor You Need and More Business Boosters for August and September Kings Guard Gaming and VSP Global Innovation Center Establish Partnership 2021 Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award Recipients Promoted Headlines Transform Your Multi-Office Phone System Into a Revenue-Generation Tool WEAVE Remastering an Icon Safilo Safilo Introduces Under Armour’s First-ever Optical Collection Safilo Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Tools and Equipment10 hours ago All the Cool Eye Decor You Need and More Business Boosters for August and September Press Releases10 hours ago Kings Guard Gaming and VSP Global Innovation Center Establish Partnership Press Releases1 day ago 2021 Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award Recipients Press Releases1 day ago EyeCare4Kids Reaches Historic Milestone; 400,000 Kids Helped Press Releases1 day ago OneSight Serves 267 Patients in the Bronx Headlines2 weeks ago US House Bill Would Expand Medicare to Include Vision Care Photo Gallery1 week ago ECPs Glam It Up in Their Top Eyewear Picks America's Finest3 weeks ago This Clever Business Model Means Total Control for One Minnesota Optical Headlines5 days ago Warby Parker Rolls Out ‘Virtual Vision Test’ App Headlines2 weeks ago Video: 3 Accused of Selling Counterfeit Contact Lenses in Los Angeles Press Releases1 week ago Sun Pharma Launches Third Dry Eye Gets Personal Video Campaign Headlines2 weeks ago Video: 3 Accused of Selling Counterfeit Contact Lenses in Los Angeles Press Releases2 weeks ago Sun Pharma Releases Second Dry Eye Gets Personal Video Campaign Press Releases3 weeks ago Sun Pharma Launches Unbranded ‘Dry Eye Gets Personal’ Video Campaign Sponsored Content1 month ago Transform Your Multi-Office Phone System Into a Revenue-Generation Tool Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines5 days ago Warby Parker Rolls Out ‘Virtual Vision Test’ App Headlines4 days ago Nova Southeastern Names Optometry Dean Mark Hinton1 week ago ECP Excellence is Within Your Grasp If You Keep these 19 Things in Mind Products3 days ago The Internet’s Influence on Eyewear Consumers Has Doubled and More of What You Need to Know for August 4ECPs1 week ago 7 Reasons to Use LinkedIn for Your Independent Eyecare Business Best of the Best1 week ago This OD and Marketing Expert Is Blazing A Trail in ‘Social Audio’ Manager's To-Do1 week ago Back to School and Vision Expo West Planning Collide and More Manager’s To Dos for August and September Columns5 days ago Does Private Practice Development Consulting Make a Difference?