Spectrum Vision Files Notice of Data Breach Affecting Patients of Multiple Providers

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On February 2, 2024, Spectrum Vision Partners, Inc. (“SVP”) filed a notice of data breach with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights after discovering that an unauthorized party was able to access the company’s computer network. In this notice, SVP explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access patients’ sensitive information, which includes their names, dates of birth, and medical information. Upon completing its investigation, SVP began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.

If you received a data breach notification from Spectrum Vision Partners, Inc., it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following the Spectrum Vision data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.

What Caused the Spectrum Vision Data Breach?

The Spectrum Vision data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, SVP’s filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights provides some important information on what led up to the breach. Spectrum Vision also posted a website notice discussing the incident.

According to these sources, on December 4, 2023, SVP detected a possible data security incident affecting the company’s computer network. In response, SVP secured its systems, notified law enforcement, and then began working with third-party data security specialists to investigate the incident and any potential impact on patient information.

Through this investigation, SVP learned that an unauthorized party accessed its computer system between September 22, 2023 and December 21, 2023. While in SVP’s system, the hackers accessed and potentially acquired confidential information belonging to certain patients.

After learning that sensitive patient data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Spectrum Vision reviewed the compromised files to determine what information was leaked and which patients were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, date of birth, and medical information.

On February 2, 2024, Spectrum Vision sent out data breach letters to anyone who was affected by the recent data security incident. These letters should provide victims with a list of what information belonging to them was compromised.

More Information About Spectrum Vision Partners, Inc.

Spectrum Vision Partners, Inc. is a practice management company based out of Garden City, New York. Specifically, SVP manages more than 50 ophthalmology practices in five states throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Spectrum Vision employs more than 770 people and generates approximately $81 million in annual revenue.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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