Philadelphia Fire Department Warns of Data Breach Affecting EMS Transport Patients (updated)

Kim Glovas reports:

The Philadelphia Fire Department has issued a warning that anyone who received ambulance services during an eight-month period in 2012 may have had his or her personal information compromised.

The fire department says a rogue employee sold patient information to a theft ring in 2012, but the theft did not come to light until February of this year.

At least 750 patients may have had a breach of their personal information — including Social Security numbers, birth dates, and  the names of primary health insurance carriers.

Read more on CBS.

Update: On April 2, they notified HHS of this breach and reported the number potentially affected as 81,463.

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