Friday, September 11, 2015

Hospital Insider Stole and Sold Patient Records for 10 Yrs

A hospital clerk pleaded guilty to stealing and selling thousands of patient records over a ten year period.

She accessed and stole maternity records, including the names of mothers and names and birth dates of their babies, and then sold them to financial brokers. Victims of these identity thefts have filed a $412 million class action suit against the hospital. It is estimated that at least 14,450 mothers may have had their confidential patient information stolen.

"[She] engaged in a prolonged campaign to exploit her employment position to mine for and create investor lists solely for profit."
- Ontario Securities Commission
It is unclear how the identity thefts were discovered or why they were allowed to occur for ten years. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity thefts and privacy data breaches can utilize SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Hospital clerk pleads guilty to stealing, selling patient records - www.TheStar.com, 08/31/2015

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