Police say the perpetrator was from China.
If you're a patient of Dr. Richard Love, D.D.S., PA of Catoctin Dental of Thurmont, this is important. Dr. Love says on January 4th, he discovered his office was the victim of an internet hacker. In a statement, he says he contacted the police, who tracked the IP address. They determined the perpetrator came from China, and this hack was similar to recent attacks against the New York Times, and other large and small businesses.
"I want to emphasize that no evidence was discovered that any personal information was accessed," Dr. Love is quoted in a statement. Dr. Love says the office intentionally does not keep patient credit cards or bank account information on its computer system.
A notification letter was sent to patients. Those of record on January 4th, 2013, are being offered free credit monitoring by Experion for one year.
Any patients of Catoctin Dental who have concerns can call 1-800-317-6811 or e-mail to Dr. Love at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are asked use this toll free number or e-mail address so that office lines can remain clear to handle normal patient calls.