Health Data

IL: New Trier hacker saw teacher salaries, medical records

Dan Rozek reports: Jonah Greenthal said he hacked into the computer system at New Trier High School to check his class rank, but the 18-year-old senior found much more than that. Greenthal managed to tap into confidential school data that included teacher salaries, medical records and grade histories for students who had graduated as...

UK: Laptop containing dental images stolen from NHSCT member

A LAPTOP containing names and dental images of over 100 patients was stolen from the home of a Northern Health and Social Care Trust staff member, the MAIL has learned. “Our investigations assure us that although the missing files contain the names and dental photographs of 128 patients, there are no further details...

KS: Medical Group Investigates Allegations of Stolen Records

Denise Hnytka reports: The Wichita Radiological Group received an anonymous call saying their patient records may have been stolen. On Monday, the executive director reported the information to Wichita police. According to the police report, the caller claims a former employee stole patient records before being fired from the Wichita Radiological Group. The caller...

UK: Surgery loses patient data tape

The BBC reports: A tape containing the records of more than 11,000 patients has been lost by a GP practice in Greater Manchester. The magnetic tape contains duplicates of current and old patient details at Whitaker Lane Practice in Prestwich. Doctors say the records can only be viewed using specialist equipment and are unlikely...