Posted On April 14, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
April 14 – Following a cyberattack on April 10, 2023, Retina & Vitreous of Texas, PLLC discovered that sensitive patient information had been compromised and filed a report of data breach with the Texas Attorney General. According to the company’s report, the incident led to the exposure of customers’ personal information, including names, Social Security numbers, DMV records, addresses, health insurance details, and protected health information. Retina & Vitreous started distributing data breach notification letters to all persons affected by the recent data security issue once it was confirmed that customer data was compromised.
Console & Associates, P.C. data breach lawyers are currently investigating the data breach at Retina & Vitreous. Free consultations are available if you have received a breach notice and are interested in learning about the hazards of identity theft, what you can do to protect yourself, and what your legal options are for obtaining financial compensation from Retina & Vitreous.
Retina & Vitreous of Texas, PLLC is a specialist ophthalmology clinic with headquarters in Lufkin, Texas. The company now has 11 locations throughout the state and plans to launch a 12th in June 2023. When it comes to ophthalmology, Retina & Vitreous offers its customers a wide variety of services, from in-office diagnostic tests and surgery to cryotherapy, laser treatments, and pharmacological therapies. More than 30 individuals are employed by Retina & Vitreous of Texas, and the company earns about $10 million annually.
Retina & Vitreous reported on February 1, 2023 that it had discovered suspicious behavior inside its IT network, as stated in a document filed with the Texas Attorney General’s office. The attack’s nature and the potential exposure of patient data led the corporation to launch an investigation.
On February 15, 2023, Retina & Vitreous announced the results of an inquiry into a possible breach of the company’s computer network and the theft of files, including private patient information.
After learning that confidential information had fallen into the wrong hands, Retina & Vitreous of Texas launched a thorough investigation of the compromised files to ascertain what data had been exposed and who had been affected. On March 21, 2023, Retina & Vitreous completed this procedure. Information such as names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, addresses, health insurance information, and protected health data may have been compromised.
Data breach letters were sent out by Retina & Vitreous of Texas on April 10, 2023, to everyone whose personal information was exposed in the recent data security breach.
Hackers may commit various crimes using the extensive data exposed in the Retina & Vitreous of Texas, PLLC data breach. They may perpetrate those crimes, or they can sell the details to others on the dark web who are interested in doing so.
Any number of terrible things might be done with the data stolen in the malware attack. If hackers get access to your financial details, they might potentially use them to make unauthorized purchases using your accounts and credit cards. Your identity may be used to apply for new credit cards and loans. Names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth are the very minimum information required to apply for a credit card. All of which were part of the breach at Retina & Vitreous.
In addition to financial identity theft, hackers may use your data for other purposes as well. Theft of medical records is another area where they operate. They can get medical care in your name and stick you with the bill if they have access to your protected health information. This might cause your medical history and prescription data to be incorrect.
The consumer privacy lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. help customers affected by data and security breaches pursue legal solutions by offering free consultations. By explaining your rights in clear, concise terms, we help you make an informed decision about your next steps. If you are a victim of the Kibble Equipment data breach, Console & Associates, P.C. will investigate at no charge to you and offer advice on how to proceed. If you decide to pursue a case, rest assured that we don’t get paid unless you do. If your claim is successful, legal fees are either paid out of the funds recovered or by the defendant. If your claim is not successful, you pay nothing.