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Visionworks Settles Maryland AG Charges Over Data Breaches

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced that the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division entered into a settlement agreement with Visionworks, LLC, resolving an investigation into two data breaches the company experienced in 2014 that affected more than 72,000 Marylanders.

Visionworks failed to properly secure consumers’personal information while upgrading to fully encrypted servers at stores in Annapolis and Jacksonville, Fla. The old servers were left unsecured in the stores, with consumers’names, addresses, dates of birth and purchasing histories still on the hard drives. Both servers also contained three days of encrypted credit card data. They were accidentally misplaced and are believed to have been taken to landfills.

There is no evidence that any consumers’ identities or personal information has been compromised, but Visionworks notified all affected customers informing them of the incident and offered them one year of free credit...(continued)

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