Data breach affects employees, patients at Ohio dental practice: 5 things to know

A ransomware attack at the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio in Toledo left patients' and employees' personal information at risk, according to 13 ABC.

Here are five things to know:

1. The data breach occurred in September 2018 when an information technology provider at the dental practice realized ransomware infected the system.

2. An investigation found systems containing the center's information may have been accessible to unknown parties.

3. The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio said it is unaware of any patients or employees being harmed by the data breach.

4. Information that may have been tainted includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, medical treatments and clinical treatment information.

5. All potentially affected patients and employees are eligible to receive free credit monitoring and identity theft restoration courtesy of the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio.

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