Monday, September 22, 2014

Insider Patient Privacy Breach Lasted Two Years

An employee of a company which provides hospital physician staffing inappropriately accessed patient information over a two year period, from Sept. 13, 2012 , through June 9, 2014.

Almost 83,000 patients were affected by this breach according the the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The information the employee accessed included patient names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers.

"[A company] which provides hospital physician staffing and related services, says that an employee inappropriately accessed the patient information from Sept. 13, 2012 , through June 9, 2014." - PHIprivacy.net
It is unclear why the breaches were allowed to occur for a two year period. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect inappropriate access, even by authorized users, can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.
Sources:
(a) Insider Breach Spanned 2 Years - www.HealthInfoSecurity.com, 09/17/2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bank Teller ID Theft Ring Broken

Three NY bank tellers have been arrested for allegedly accessed and stealing account numbers and Social Security numbers of hundreds of unsuspecting customers, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The identity thefts resulted in $850,000 in fraud over a four year period.

The stolen information was allegedly given to two co-conspirators who created fake documents so that money could be withdraw from victims' accounts.

"Bank tellers have access to our most sensitive financial information and we must be able to trust that our data will remain safe and secure."
- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
It is unclear why the identity thefts went on for four years. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft and privacy data breaches can utilize low cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.
Sources:
(a) ID Theft Ring Targeted Bank Customers - www.BankInfoSecurity.com, 09/17/2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hospital Insider Fined for Privacy Breach

A Canadian woman has been fined for breaching the privacy of 1,000 hospital patients. She is the first person to be convicted under the province's personal health information act.

While working at the hospital as an accounting clerk the woman inappropriately accessed patient files. "The affect of the breach is far reaching by the accused by mindless meddling into personal affairs," stated the judge.

"[She] accessed more than 1,000 patient files at [the hospital] while working there as an accounting clerk until 2012." - CBC News
It is unclear why the breaches went on for almost a year. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect privacy data breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.
Sources:
(a) Donna Coburne Fined in Western Health privacy breach - www.CBC.ca, 09/11/2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Insurance Company Insider Arrested for ID Thefts, Tax Fraud

A Florida insurance company employee has been indicted for an identity theft tax fraud scheme.

The woman is alleged to have stolen the identities of clients and then with a co-conspirator filed fraudulent tax returns. She faces multiple years in prison if convicted.

"[She] is alleged to have acquired the identification of others through her employment by an insurance company." - US Attorney's Office, Middle District Florida
It is unclear who discovered the identity thefts. Organizations seeking proactive detection of identity thefts and privacy data breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics.
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.
Sources:
(a) FL: Two Arrested In Identity Theft And Tax Refund Scheme - www.DataBreaches.net, 09/16/2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Woman Sentenced for Role in ID Theft, Tax Fraud

A Mississippi woman, who in March 2014 pleaded guilty to her role in an identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison as well as to pay restitution of $27,579.65.

The woman, along with her co-conspirators, used identities stolen from a medical center as well as a state correctional institution to file fraudulent tax returns.

"[She] pled guilty to her role in a conspiracy to file fraudulent federal income taxes using the social security numbers and dates of birth which had been stolen from [a medical center and a state correctional facility]."
- U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Mississippi
It is unclear who discovered the ID thefts and tax frauds. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity thefts and privacy data breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.
Sources:
(a) Mississippi woman sentenced for role in stolen identity fraud case - www.DataBreaches.net, 09/13/2014r />

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bank Employee Sentenced for Insider ID Theft, Tax Fraud

A Financial Services Representative at Florida bank, along with her co-conspirator, were sentenced for an identity theft and tax refund scheme.

According to court documents, she opened fraudulent accounts at the bank with stolen identification information obtained from her co-defendant. Stolen U.S. Treasury checks were deposited into the accounts, and funds were withdrawn via check card purchases,

"as a Financial Services Representative [she] opened fraudulent accounts with stolen identification information obtained from a co-defendant."
- US Attorney's Office, Southern District Florida
It is unclear how the ID theft tax refund fraud scheme was discovered. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft and privacy data breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.
Sources:
(a) Update: Former TD Bank Employee And Co-Defendant Sentenced In Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme - www.DataBreaches.net, 09/11/2014

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