Data breach puts personal information at risk for patients, employees of Dental Center of Northwest Ohio

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Published: Jan. 2, 2019 at 4:01 PM EST
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A data breach at the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio has put the personal information of patients and employees at risk, according to a release.

In September of last year an IT provider for the center found that "ransomware" had infected computer systems and created disruptions in the storing of information.

An investigation into the nature of the incident took place and findings showed that systems containing Dental Center information were "potentially accessible to an unknown actor."

According to a release, the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio has not received reports malicious acts involving the data, but leaders say it's possible someone has it.

Some of the information potentially compromised in the infection includes: name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, state identification number, driver's license number, medical treatment and history, diagnosis and clinical treatment information, medical record and patient number, health insurance and benefit information, and financial account information.

The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio is providing free access to credit monitoring and identity theft restoration services to potentially impacted patients and employees.