Patients of Wolfe eye clinic in Iowa faced cyberattacks involving patient’s information.
The incident happened on Feb. 8, but “the full scope of information potentially impacted was not fully realized until May 28, 2021,” according to a press release.
500,000 present and past patients have been reported by the clinic whose personal information may have been stolen, according to the Des Moines Register.
“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.”
“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,” said Luke Bland, the chief financial officer of Wolfe Eye Clinic.
500,000 affected people whose personal information was exposed are being informed by the Wolfe eye clinic.
This information might include their postal address, name, date of birth, and Social Security number for some, and sensitive medical and health information for others.
Moreover, the clinic said that it has enlisted the help of IDX to provide free 12-month identity monitoring to the people who have been affected.