Data breached at Eugene Dentist Office

A Eugene dental clinic says a relative of a former employee may have caused a security breach, canceling more than 40 appointments.

Posted: Feb. 2, 2018 6:00 PM
Updated: Feb. 2, 2018 6:19 PM

EUGENE, Ore. --  A software security breach ended in a cancellation of more than 40 appointments at Absolute Dental Hygiene in Eugene. 

The dental facility said the breach also gave access to 871 patient's personal information. Things like social security numbers, medical history and more was hacked.

The owner Tamra Johns said “We are very disappointed and we take these actions very seriously. We are working hard to protect our customers.”

Johns said they are working with police to investigate the security breach. Johns said she believes a relative of a former employee is responsible for the crime. 

“I greatly value the relationships that I have formed with patients, as an extended family. I am very saddened by this news and will make every effort possible to ensure protection,” added Johns.

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