Health Data

IE: HSE confirms five laptops stolen over the past year

Eithne Donnellan reports: FIVE LAPTOPS, at least three of them with patients’ personal details, have been stolen from the Health Service Executive (HSE) over the past year, it was confirmed yesterday. Details of the theft of one of the laptops from a staff member’s home were reported last week, but yesterday the HSE confirmed...

VA: Nurse who stole dead man's credit card gets 30 days

Duane Bourne reports: Matthew Wiseman, a registered nurse who pilfered a dead patient’s credit card, was ordered to serve a month in jail on Wednesday. The 24-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to credit card theft and credit card fraud, used the card of Michael Puopolo in March to buy a laptop computer hours after...

Chiropractic office notifies patients of break-in

On July 10th, 2008 thieves broke into the office of Summer Avenue Chiropractic Clinic and stole the computers used to conduct business. According to the letter sent to the affected patients, the computers contained encrypted personal information. Source and documentation – The Breach Blog

UK: Stolen laptop computer held personal data

A LAPTOP containing sensitive information about vulnerable Oldham adults with mental health problems has been stolen. Investigations are taking place to determine exactly what type of information was held on the computer, the number of records and their level of sensitivity. The computer was apparently taken from an Oldham Council manager’s car which was...

VA: Emergency room clerk pleads guilty to identity theft of patient

Tim McGlone reports: Authorities say they stopped a local identity theft ring involving an emergency room clerk who stole patient data, a civic league official who is accused of using his neighbors’ personal information and two car salesmen accused of orchestrating the scam. The scheme involved using personal information from unknowing individuals in...