Victoria Eye Centers' Data Breach Affects 80,122 Patients

By
Will Gendron
May 23, 2024 3:23 PM
Data breach at Victoria Eye Center affected 80,122 patients, exposing personal and health information. Learn steps to protect your data.
Victoria Eye Centers' Data Breach Affects 80,122 Patients

The March 2024 Data Breach at Victoria Eye Center

On March 21, 2024, Victoria Eye Center/Victoria Surgery Center/Victoria Vision Center discovered a significant data breach involving unauthorized access to their computer systems. The breach was identified when certain systems became inaccessible due to malicious file encryption, indicating a ransomware attack. Immediate action was taken to secure the systems and restore access to the data. A comprehensive investigation, aided by third-party forensic experts, confirmed that an unknown actor had accessed a limited number of systems and potentially viewed or copied certain files.

Information Exposed

During the breach, the following types of consumer information were potentially compromised:

  • Social Security numbers

Response from Victoria Eye Center

In response to the breach, Victoria Eye Center took several steps to mitigate the impact and enhance security. The affected systems were secured, and measures were implemented to prevent future incidents. The organization has also partnered with IDX, A ZeroFox Company, to offer affected individuals 12 months of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services. These services include credit and CyberScan monitoring, a $1,000,000 insurance reimbursement policy, and fully managed ID theft recovery services.

Recommended Actions for Affected Individuals

If you believe you might have been affected by this breach, it is crucial to take the following steps:

  1. Enroll in the free identity protection services offered by Victoria Eye Center. You can enroll by visiting IDX's response page or by calling 1-888-973-9968.
  2. Monitor your financial accounts for any unauthorized activity and report any suspicious transactions immediately.
  3. Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit reports, which makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. Contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place the alert:
    1. Equifax: 1-866-349-5191 or Equifax Fraud Reporting
    2. Experian: 1-888-397-3742 or Experian Fraud Reporting
    3. TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289 or TransUnion Fraud Reporting
  1. Obtain a free copy of your credit report from each of the credit reporting agencies at AnnualCreditReport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228.

About Victoria Eye Center/Victoria Surgery Center/Victoria Vision Center

Victoria Eye Center, along with its associated surgery and vision centers, is a healthcare provider specializing in eye care and surgical services, based in Aransas Pass, Texas.

For further details on the breach and how to protect your information, please refer to the official notice provided by Victoria Eye Center, available at the bottom of this page in PDF format. Additionally, you can review the disclosures on the Maine Attorney General's website and the Texas Attorney General's website.

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