Ex-hospital worker arrested in South Georgia Medical Center data breach

Terry Richards reports:

A former hospital employee has been arrested in a November data breach case at South Georgia Medical Center, officials said.

Ronald Dean, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer, said Thursday a worker “left employment” with SGMC Nov. 11.

On Nov. 12, security software put out an alert that there had been an unauthorized download of data by an employee, he said. The information left the building on a USB stick, Dean said.

Read more at Valdosta Daily Times.

It’s great when you see security measures work as they are intended to. In this case, SGMC is also tweaking their security, “including limiting the use of USB drives and retraining employees.”

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