WILLIAMSPORT – What may be one of the largest breaches of personal information in our region`s history is coming to light now, little more than a year after workers at a dental practice in Lycoming County learned of the problem.
Stolen data includes the social security numbers of at least five thousand people from the Williamsport area, sensitive information that could be obtained by identity thieves.
The patients had no idea that personal information, including social security numbers were stolen from a dental practice in Williamsport, and was easy for anyone to get.
We showed the social security numbers that correspond to: retiree in Montoursville, a husband in Williamsport, and a woman living at a Lycoming County Assisted Living Center.
All confirmed the social security numbers were theirs.
The stolen data even appears to have included the social security number of Gabe Campana, the Mayor of Williamsport.