More details emerge on Florida Dept of Health Palm Beach County breach

As reported yesterday, more than 1,000 patients have been notified of a breach involving Florida DOH – Palm Beach County. has obtained some a few additional details.

According to Timothy O’Connor,  Public Health Communication Manager,  Florida Department of Health – Palm Beach County, agents from the Justice Department  first contacted the DOH in mid-February with a list and were asked to verify if it was the county’s clients.

The department does not know when the breach occurred, and that is still under investigation by federal law enforcement.

Of note, O’Connor tells, “There has not been any employee implicated at this time.”

The department has no reports at this time of ID theft or tax refund fraud associated with this incident.

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