Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Insiders at Chiropractic Clinic Breach 3,000 Patient Records

An employee and a contract chiropractor allegedly breached the privacy of 3,000 patients at a clinic in Wisconsin and shortly after resigned from their jobs.

The clinic discovered the privacy breaches in November and believe the personal information was taken for the purpose of soliciting patients. The stolen data may have included names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays, Social Security numbers and insurance information.

"Patients’ names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays, Social Security numbers and insurance information—may have been taken." - Clinic officials
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Sources:
(a) Hudson Chiropractic Clinic Notifies Patients of November Security Breach - www.KAALtv.com, 01/26/2015

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