The clock is ticking before eyecare patient files are released to the public. A deadline of July 15 has been set.
The entire database of the previously undisclosed hack from 2021 recently was made available for free on the dark web.
The practices are located in California and Texas.
It brings the total number of patients affected in the Eye Care Leaders nationwide breach to nearly 3.6M.
Eye Care Leaders "is now facing multiple lawsuits regarding its handling of the breach," according to a report.
The breach took place in December, with affected practices being notified on March 1.
The breach involved several ophthalmology practices.
It's still unclear whether patient information was accessed.
The AOA has published tip for dealing with the possibility of an attack.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights was made aware of the breach.
2.1M consumers were affected nationwide.
There's "no evidence to suggest actual or attempted misuse of information," but the practice is taking precautions.
In one case, wire transfer and invoice manipulation attacks were attempted.
The breach took place in February.
Nearly 27,000 patients may have been affected.
The incident made it 'impossible for us to access anything in our scheduling system.'
The FBI and two other agencies issued an alert on Oct. 28.
The attack took place starting on or around Jan. 10.
The practice chose not to deal with the hackers.
They fell victim to malware.
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