Sunday, March 29, 2015

BREACH: Advantage Dental

Advantage Dental ("Advantage"), an Oregon-based dental services provider notified 151,626 patients of a breach of personal patient protected health information (PHI/HIPAA) after its intrusion detection system discovered an internal database at Advantage was illegally accessed.  The unauthorized access occurred between February 23, 2015 and February 26, 2015. The intruder was able to gain access to this database through a computer that had been infected with malware.  Advantage terminated the illegal access immediately upon discovery on February 26, 2015. The intrusion resulted in the unauthorized access to the name, date of birth, phone number, social security number, and home address. No treatment, payment, or any other financial data was accessed.

First reported 16 March 2015. 

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