On October 3, 2022, VisionWeb Holdings, LLC filed an official notice of a data breach with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the Texas Attorney General after an unauthorized party was able to gain access to sensitive consumer information that had been entrusted to the company. According to VisionWeb, the breach resulted in the names, Social Security numbers, government-issued identification numbers, medical information and health insurance information being compromised. Recently, VisionWeb sent out data breach letters to all affected parties, informing them of the incident and what they can do to protect themselves from identity theft and other frauds.
As we wrote about in a previous piece, hackers have recently begun targeting organizations in the healthcare space with unprecedented vigor. While no one knows what hackers’ true intentions are when carrying out a healthcare-related cyberattack, the bottom line is that these incidents put consumers at an increased risk of identity theft and other frauds.
What We Know About the VisionWeb Holdings Data Breach
The available information regarding the VisionWeb Holdings breach comes from the company’s filings with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights and the Texas Attorney General. However, the company has not yet released a narrative description of what led to the incident. Thus, all we know at this point is that the situation involved a “Hacking/IT incident” and that the compromised information was stored in an email account.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was made available to an unauthorized party, VisionWeb Holdings began to review the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, government-issued identification number (such as driver’s license or state ID number), medical information and health insurance information.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, the VisionWeb data breach impacted the confidential information of 35,900 individuals.
On October 3, 2022, VisionWeb Holdings sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Founded in 2000, VisionWeb Holdings, LLC is a software company based out of Austin, Texas. Specifically, the company develops practice management and EHR software for eye care practices enabling them to operate more efficiently and profitably. Some of VisionWeb’s software application solutions include UpRise EHR, revenue cycle management, and an ordering platform. VisionWeb Holdings employs more than 132 people and generates approximately $246 million in annual revenue.