Medical supplies company alerts patients, employees of data breach

Solara Medical Supplies announced Nov. 13 that it has notified current and former patients and employees Nov. 13 that their information may have been exposed in a data breach. 

In June, Solara discovered that an unauthorized third-party had gained access to a limited number of employees’ emails. The unauthorized person had access to the email accounts between April 2 to June 20. 

Patient data that may have been exposed includes names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, employee identification numbers, medical information, health insurance information, financial information, credit or debit card information, driver’s license or state identification numbers, passport information, account login information, billing or claims information, and Medicare or Medicaid identification numbers. 

Solara has since reset the account passwords of the affected emails. Additionally, the supplies company is enhancing its policies and procedures to prevent a similar incident from happening. 

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