Health Data

Macau: Patient health details stolen

Details of some 200 patients’ health reports were yesterday stolen from the Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário (CHCSJ). According to information released by the Health Bureau, two sets of computers were stolen from the office yesterday which contained the data. After checking its records, the hospital said the two stolen computers contained...

Ca: B.C., N.B. failed to protect personal health information: reports

Separate reports issued at the same time Wednesday by New Brunswick’s ombudsman and British Columbia’s information and privacy commissioner have found that their governments failed to protect the personal health information of B.C. and New Brunswick residents when a courier lost tapes containing health information. According to the news release, a courier package of...

Identity thieves prey on patients' medical records

Julie Appleby reports in USA TODAY: Doctors’ offices, clinics and hospitals are a fruitful hunting ground for identity thieves, who are using increasingly sophisticated methods to steal patient information, lawyers and privacy experts say. Recent disclosures that hospital workers snooped into the medical files of Maria Shriver, Britney Spears and George Clooney highlight the...

Finjan finds patient data on hackers' server

In its latest Malicious Page of the Month Report , Finjan, Inc. reports that it discovered … a server controlled by hackers (Crimeserver) containing more than 1.4 Gigabyte of business and personal data stolen from infected PCs. The data consisted of 5,388 unique log files. Both email communications and web-related data were among them....

Canada: Fax had personal information

Angela Hall reports in the Leader-Post: Even the old office fax machine can pose a security breach, Saskatchewan’s information and privacy commissioner warned Monday. Gary Dickson’s office was recently handed a roll of thermal film from a fax machine that had been sold by public auction to someone in Prince Albert, likely in late...

Hospitals in Hong Kong lose data on 3,000 patients in thefts

Data on more than 3,000 patients in Hong Kong public hospitals has been lost through the theft of computer memory sticks, officials said Monday. Nine memory sticks have been stolen from five hospitals across the city of 6.9 million in the past year, the hospital authority’s chief executive Shane Solomon said. A task force...

TX: Sensitive Information Found Blowing In The Wind

Seema Mathur reports for CBS11: Piles of documents with private information were found out in the open at an abandoned health care facility that was demolished in Fort Worth. Harry Daughtry lives near the rubble. Until this weekend, Daughtry said the abandoned health care facility had been a nuisance for years. After the demolition...

Ca: Health records found beside trash

Lori Coolican reports in The StarPhoenix: As he walked past the Mall at Lawson Heights on his way to work Wednesday, Garnet Nicholson noticed an envelope on the ground by a garbage can outside the entrance to a department store. Something about it struck him as odd, so he went over and looked inside....