Miracle-Ear reports privacy breach of nearly 600 patients

Jackie Crosby reports:

Plymouth-based hearing aid company Miracle-Ear is reporting that excerpts of 554 patient records were compromised in a security breach to its e-mail system.

The incident occurred Oct. 24, when “an unknown and unauthorized intruder” gained access to the e-mail account of an employee of parent company Amplifon, which handles the accounts and administrative work for subsidiaries such as Miracle-Ear, according to a company statement faxed to the media Thursday.

The privacy break was discovered the next morning. Officials said they didn’t know if the intruder accessed patient records.

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Thanks to @fanCRTCProfling for making us aware of this one. 

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