Health Data

Hewlett employee accused of stealing credit card information

Jeff Lipton reports in Herald Community Newspapers: A 19-year-old cashier at a Hewlett (NY) pharmacy was arrested last week and charged with several counts of identity theft after she allegedly used a device to copy credit card information from customers which was then used to make more than $8,000 in illegal purchases, investigators said....

Ca: Kids' data exposed

Marc Kilching of Sun Media reports: Documents containing detailed information on children who participated in a city-funded summer program were carelessly left out in the open at a public housing apartment building where a man was recently charged with possession of child pornography. George Pappas, director of the Glamorgan Resident’s Association, was running one...

Was LabCorp too casual when it suffered a breach?

As reported in the previous news story, two women discovered “thousands” of LabCorp patients’ records strewn all over a public road. A LabCorp spokesperson suggested that the records might be pre-1993 records which wouldn’t contain Social Security numbers, but of course, that totally misses the point about privacy, which is more than just the...

Women Find Thousands of Medical Records Scattered Across Road

Ryan O’Donnell of WOAI reports: Thousands of sensitive medical documents fell out of a truck bed and ended up scattered across the road for just about anyone to see and take. The box belonged to Labcorp, one of the world’s largest companies that analyzes blood work, and contained thousands of patient medical records. ...

Identity breach affects hospital

Another entity involved in the February smash-and-grab theft of a computer from Systematic Automation, Inc. has been identified: Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. The stolen computer was recovered and the thief arrested. Airan Scruby writes in the Whittier Daily News: About 5,000 past and current employees at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital had their private information stolen, officials...