Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Drug Bust Uncovers Patient Privacy Breach?

A drug bust recovered personal information on 4,500 Sutter Health patients; patients' names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, genders, addresses, zip codes, marital status, employer names, and home/work phone numbers may have been exposed.
"..cannot yet disclose how or where the information was obtained because of the ongoing investigation ." - Stacey Wells, Sutter Health
As this breach was just announced we'll post more details as they become available. However, it seems the hospital was unaware of the breach until law enforcement brought it to their attention. Organizations can now proactively detect privacy breaches with low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Sutter Health Acknowledges Security Breach - eSecurityPlanet.com, 6/10/2013

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