Threatwatch

Ex-hospital employee swipes 1,000 patient records

Insider attack; Stolen credentials; Unauthorized use of employer’s data

The “face sheets” taken by the former Broward Health Medical Center employee contain names, addresses, birthdates, insurance policy numbers and reasons for visits.

Some 960 patients treated between October and December 2012 at Broward Health's main Fort Lauderdale 719-bed hospital will be notified by mail.

"Face sheets do not contain test results. We have no indication that medical records were compromised or are at risk," Broward Health officials stated.

The medical center learned of the breach from federal and local law enforcement authorities. Since June, Broward Health has been cooperating with an ongoing investigation.

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sector

Healthcare and Public Health

reported

October 18, 2013

reported by

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

number affected

960

location of breach

Florida, United States

perpetrators

Employee

location of perpetrators

United States

date breach occurred

Some point between Dec. 2012 and June 2013

date breach detected

Unknown