Former Healthcare Employee Indicted for Involvement in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme and Unauthorized Disclosure of Patient Information

 Posted by at 5:19 pm  Health Data, ID Theft, Insider, Theft, U.S.  Comments Off on Former Healthcare Employee Indicted for Involvement in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme and Unauthorized Disclosure of Patient Information
Mar 112016
 

Another one of those all-too-infrequent criminal cases for violations of HIPAA, tacked on to the usual charges…. A Montgomery, Alabama resident self-surrendered earlier today after she was indicted March 3 on one count of multi-object conspiracy to commit identity theft […]

AU: Five people charged for defrauding Medicare of more than $500,000 after police found thousands of stolen patient records

 Posted by at 8:04 am  Health Data, ID Theft, Non-U.S., Theft  Comments Off on AU: Five people charged for defrauding Medicare of more than $500,000 after police found thousands of stolen patient records
Mar 092016
 

Martha Azzi reports: Five people have been charged with using fake and stolen medical records to defraud more than $500,000 from Medicare. Patient records illegally taken from a string of medical clinics in Sydney’s southwest have been used to lodge […]

WI: Hackers compromise Ozaukee Co. workers’ tax info

 Posted by at 7:57 am  Government Sector, Hack, ID Theft, Subcontractor, U.S.  Comments Off on WI: Hackers compromise Ozaukee Co. workers’ tax info
Mar 092016
 

WISN reports that Ozaukee County workers became victims of tax refund fraud after  their W-2 and Form 1095 tax information was compromised in a hack of GreenShades‘ web site. The county employees use GreenShades for tax filing. Greenshades learned of the breach last month […]

IRS Suspends Insecure ‘Get IP PIN’ Feature

 Posted by at 10:50 pm  Government Sector, ID Theft  Comments Off on IRS Suspends Insecure ‘Get IP PIN’ Feature
Mar 082016
 

Brian Krebs reports: Citing ongoing security concerns, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has suspended a service offered via its Web site that allowed taxpayers to retrieve so-called IP Protection PINs (IP PINs), codes that the IRS has mailed to some 2.7 million taxpayers […]