Breach

More than 150K patients impacted in Advantage Dental breach

March 17, 2015

Oregon-based Advantage Dental has notified more than 150,000 patients that a computer was infected with malware, and an intruder gained access to a database containing their personal information.

How many victims? 151,626.

What type of personal information? Names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers.

What happened? An Advantage Dental computer was infected with malware, and an intruder gained access to a database containing the personal information.

What was the response? Access was terminated upon discovery. Advantage Dental has been reviewing and improving its safeguards, has taken steps to prevent further access, and is working with law enforcement to determine the scope of the incident. All impacted patients have been notified, and are being offered credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.

Details: The unauthorized access occurred from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26. An intrusion detection system discovered that the internal database had been illegally accessed.

Quote: “At this time, Advantage has no indication that the stolen information has been used for criminal activity, to include identity theft,” according to a notification posted to the Advantage Dental website.

Source: secure.advantagedental.com, “PATIENTS NOTIFIED OF BREACH OF UNSECURED PERSONAL INFORMATION,” March 2015.

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