Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Insider Arrested for Stealing MD, Nurse Identities

An employee of a medical recruitment agency was arrested for stealing the personally identifiable information (PII) of some 17,000 physicians and nurses.

The stolen data included names, addresses, dates of birth, academic records, and workplace details. As he is believed to have been involved in a project to found a new recruitment agency, after quitting his former position, this sounds like a another case of insider theft to help start a competing firm.

"this sounds like another case of insider theft to help start a competing firm."
- DataBreaches.net
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Sources:
(a) Ex-systems engineer arrested over doctors’ data leak - www.JapanTimes.com, 10/14/2014

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