Eye Clinic with Locations Across Iowa Sufferers Massive Data Breach
Wolfe Eye Clinic, which has many Eastern and NE Iowa locations, has suffered a rather significant data breach. According to a report from KWWL and a press release from Wolfe Eye Clinic, both current and former patients' private information may have fallen into the hands of hackers. While the clinic became aware of the breach on May 28, it actually appears it began on February 8. The clinic claims the hackers held the systems belonging to Wolfe Eye Clinic hostage demanding a ransom, but the company did not pay the hackers.
The hackers may have detailed private information
The story from KWWL says Wolfe Eye Clinic customer names, mailing addresses, dates of birth, detailed medical/health info, and perhaps worst of all, Social Security numbers. it appears as though as many as 500,000 patients' data has been compromised in the hack.
The company is offering anyone affected free identity monitoring for one year through a company called IDX. If you need more help, you can visit the website set up to assist the Wolfe Eye Clinic hack here, or you can call 1-833-909-3906 Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 8 pm.
You can find more information on the hack in the full press release the company issued today, Tuesday, June 22. There is no word on who was behind the cyberattack, nor any confirmation any data has been misused at this time. Wolfe Eye Clinic has locations in Hiawatha, Iowa City, Sigourney, Cedar Falls, Toledo, Traer, Waterloo, and Waverly.
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