N.J. State Officials To Launch Review After CBS 2 Exposes Data Breach

CBS News reports:

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has responded to a CBS 2 exclusive, opening a review after the discovery that medical billing company M.D. Manage left sensitive information out in the open.

As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported, the chief executive officer of M.D. Manage hid in his office rather than facing CBS 2’s camera to explain the data breach that exposed sensitive information.

CBS 2 discovered the online data breach while researching an unrelated story. M.D. Manage, of Edison, New Jersey, failed to secure confidential information online.

CBS 2’s Aiello pointed out that the data were “completely unprotected and available to anyone on the Internet.”

CBS 2 found tax documents from doctors, a confidential psychological history of an Essex County woman, and hundreds of patient’ names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth.

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