Eye Care Center Operator's Customer Data Hacked

November 20, 2020

Was Luxottica's Data Breach Linked to Ransomware Attack?

Eye Care Center Operator's Customer Data Hacked

A U.S. unit of Italian-based eyewear maker and eye care center conglomerate Luxottica has reported a hacking incident affecting over 829,000 individuals - the fourth largest health data breach added to the U.S. federal tally so far this year.

David Finn, Executive Vice President at CynergisTek, offered commentary on this story, which covers U.S. unit of Italian-based eyewear maker and eye care center conglomerate Luxottica has reported a hacking incident affecting over 829,000 people – the fourth largest health data breach added to the U.S. federal tally so far this year.

Luxottica says the breach stemmed from the hacking of a web-based scheduling application in August. The company also reportedly was hit by a September ransomware attack, but it's not clear if the two incidents are related. Luxottica designs, manufactures, and distributes popular eyewear brands, including Ray-Ban and Oakley. It owns several large eye care center networks, including Pearle Vision and Lenscrafters in the U.S.

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