Monday, January 30, 2017

Man Sentenced for Selling Patient Data Stolen from Medical Device Company

The crime was discovered when the man contacted a government confidential informant (CI) and offered to sell names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of 957 patients for about $15 per identity.   

A review of the data by the government found that that the patient data contained the medical records from Rotech Healthcare, a nationwide medical device company specializing in respiratory and sleep apnea.. 

Two employees of Rotech Healhtcare, misused their legitimate access to patient data to steal the patient data.  These co-conspirators were indicted and charged with conspiracy, computer intrusion, and identity theft crimes.

Sources:
(a) U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida 
(a) Thank you to Databreaches.net who was the source for this posting 


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