Details emerge on Holy Cross Hospital breach
Last week, we noted that Holy Cross Hospital in Florida was notifying 9,900 patients that an employee had stolen their information – possibly for a tax refund fraud scheme.
A letter to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office provides some additional details on the breach that makes the tax refund fraud scheme more probable, and not just possible. In a letter from their attorneys dated September 23, they state that
Furthermore, it is believed that in some cases the employee contacted the IRS.gov shortly thereafter presumably to obtain false taxpayer filing PIN codes or to reset existing PIN codes. …