Simon Eye Management Provides Notice of Data Event

Simon Eye Management Provides Notice of Data Event

Simon Eye Management (Simon Eye) is providing notice of a recent event that may affect the security of certain information.

On or about June 8, 2021Simon Eye initially became aware of suspicious activity related to certain employee email accounts. Simon Eye immediately launched an investigation with the assistance of third-party specialists to determine the nature and scope of the activity. This investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to certain employee email accounts from May 12, 2021 to May 18, 2021.

Because the unauthorized third party was able to access certain employee email accounts during this time period, Simon Eye reviewed the entire contents of these mailboxes to identify whether any sensitive information could have been accessed. On November 17, 2021Simon Eye completed a comprehensive review of the contents of these mailboxes and was able to identify the individuals whose information was accessible. To be clear, Simon Eye has uncovered no evidence that any individual’s information was misused. Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, Simon Eye is providing notice to individuals whose information was within the affected mailboxes. Simon Eye also notified the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights and relevant state authorities.

The following types of information were present in the impacted accounts and therefore potentially viewed or acquired by the unknown actor during this incident: name, address, Social Security number, driver’s license and/or state identification card number, date of birth, financial account information, medical claim information, medical record number, patient account number, medical diagnosis, medical treatment information, and health insurance information.

Notification letters were mailed to potentially impacted individuals for whom Simon Eye had address information on or about December 10, 2021.  Notification was also provided via Simon Eye’s website at  Simon Eye encourages potentially impacted individuals to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud, to review account statements, and to monitor their credit reports and explanation of benefits forms for suspicious activity. Simon Eye is providing potentially impacted individuals with contact information for the three major credit reporting agencies, as well as providing advice on how to obtain free credit reports and how to place fraud alerts and security freezes on their credit files.

Simon Eye takes the confidentiality, privacy, and security of information in its care seriously.  Upon discovery, Simon Eye immediately reset user passwords and commenced an investigation to confirm the nature and scope of the incident.  Simon Eye has also implemented additional safeguards and reviewed policies and procedures relating to data privacy and security.

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