Friday, December 5, 2014

Hospital Insider Stole 82K Patient IDs

A Florida hospital reported its privacy third breach in two years, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

In this latest breach an employee stole the identities of about 82,601 patients over a three year period. That information included names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers which can be used to file fraudulent tax returns, as one patient has already reported.

"the start date the latest data breach is exactly one day after a former data breach ended that impacted 2,560 individuals."
- Local 10 News
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Sources:
(a) Aventura Hospital and Medical Center reports data breach -www.Local10.com, 09/16/2014

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