Luxottica, a business associate that owns popular eye care clinic chains including Target Optical, EyeMed, and LensCrafters, fell victim to a breach that affected 829,454 patients. More details on the business associate breach are discussed below.
Business Associate Breach: What Happened?
On August 5, Luxottica’s appointment scheduling app had been hacked, although they did not discover the hack until a few days later. Upon discovering the hack, Luxottica launched an investigation into the incident. The investigation uncovered that 829,454 patients’ protected health information (PHI) was compromised due to the business associate breach.