Luxottica Patient Information Breached. Luxottica is the latest company to fall victim to relentless hackers.
Even if you’re not familiar with Luxottica, you might have dealings with the company even without realizing it if you wear glasses or contacts. Your patient information may have been breached.
As the world’s largest eyewear company, Luxottica produces all the best-known brands, including:
- Oliver Peoples
- Michael Kors
- And many others
Luxottica also works closely with all the biggest names in eye care, including EyeMed, LensCrafters, Target Optical, and others.
Unfortunately, if you are a patient and recent eye examination at any of the places above, or if you own a pair of glasses bearing one of the brand names above, there may be concerns. The recent hack exposed personal and protected health information for patients utilizing the care centers we discussed above.
According to the notification the company sent out last week, hackers breached the company’s defenses using their appointment scheduling app.
Luxottica determines personal, customer information was compromised. The data potentially included patients’ full name, contact information, appointment date and time, the patient’s health insurance policy number, and any notes your doctor may have entered into the system relating to prescriptions, health conditions, or recommended procedures.
Additionally, any credit card information or social security number in the system are most at risk. At this point, the company has provided no specific details on the breach’s scope and scale, so there’s no way of knowing exactly how many patient records were compromised. Out of an abundance of caution, if you get your glasses from any of the companies above and you schedule your eye appointment online, the safest course would be to assume that your data has been compromised and proceed accordingly.
It’s unfortunate, but this will certainly not be the last high profile attack we read about this year. Stay vigilant out there, and stay safe.