Tuesday, November 26, 2013

State Employee Guilty in Patient Data Breach

The personal information of over 228,000 patients was breached by an employee of the South Carolina Health and Human Services Department.

Christopher Lykes Jr. has pleaded guilty to four counts of willful examination of private records by a public employee and one count of criminal conspiracy, according to South Carolina State Attorney General, Alan Wilson

"Authorities say the agency project manager compiled more than 228,000 Medicaid patients' personal information."
- Modern Healthcare
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Sources:
(a) Ex-state employee pleads guilty in S.C. data breach - www.ModernHealthcare.com, 10/10/2013

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