Monday, July 7, 2014

Hospital Employee Arrested for Insider Data Theft

Tuscaloosa Alabama police have arrested a medical center employee and accused him of stealing data.

Joshua Seth Howell's employment was terminated on June 16 and monitors detected a data download that day. It is unclear if patient data has been breached as the investigation is ongoing and further charges are expected.

"Howell's employment was terminated on June 16, and the monitors at [the medical center] detected a download from their computers the same day."
- Tuscaloosa police department
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(a) Tuscaloosa Police arrest former hospital employee for stealing data from DCH Regional Medical Center -, 06/27/2014

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