Friday, June 27, 2014

Insider ID Theft for Tax Refund Fraud at Community Org

An Oregon community support and employment access organization reported “unauthorized access/disclosure” of clients' personal information.

This breach resulted in notifications to 17,914 clients and was listed by the Department of Health and Human Services as beginning March 23, 2010 and ending May 24, 2013.

"...this was a case of insider theft for tax refund fraud, and that after [the organization] was notified of the breach by law enforcement, they prudently notified everyone whose records the employee would have been able to access." - PHIprivacy.net
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Sources:
(a) Central City Concern notifies employment access clients of data theft by former employee - www.PHIprivacy.net, 06/26/2014

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