Oregon Eye Specialists Report Email Breach
Oregon Eye Specialists in Portland reported a data breach involving emails.
The practice “identified unusual activity in an email account and immediately launched an investigation,” according to a opinion on its website.
The review determined that someone had accessed certain accounts between June 29 and August 31.
The practice explained, “While we have no evidence to suggest any misuse or attempted use of the information as a result of this incident, we are informing those potentially affected.”
Oregon Eye Specialists has six locations in Portland and a staff that includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians.
The types of potentially impacted information vary among individuals, but include name and one or more of the following data elements: date of birth, date of service, medical record number, financial account information and / or name / number. health insurance provider’s policy.
After discovering this incident, we reset account passwords and implemented additional security measures to further protect the information. We also provide potentially affected individuals access to credit monitoring and identity protection services as an added precaution. If you have any questions about this incident or would like to sign up for credit monitoring and identity protection services, please call 855-675-3076, Monday to Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST . You can also write to us at 6420 S. Macadam Avenue, Suite 160, Portland, Oregon 97239.
In general, we encourage those potentially affected to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing credit reports / account statements and explanation of benefit forms for suspicious activity and to detect errors. . Under US law, individuals are entitled to one free credit report each year from each of the three major credit bureaus, TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. To order your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228.
Individuals have the right to place an initial or extended âfraud alertâ on a credit file at no charge. If individuals are victims of identity theft, they are entitled to an extended fraud alert for up to seven years. As an alternative to a fraud alert, they have the right to place a âcredit freezeâ on a credit report. The credit freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans and services from being approved without consent. Under federal law, individuals cannot be required to block or lift a credit freeze on your credit report.