Update: UTMB sends more letters to possible ID theft victims

Cindy George reports that the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston breach reported last month was bigger than originally thought and more people have now been notified. At least 10 people have self-identified as victims of identity theft:

One month after mailing letters to 1,200 patients whose confidential information may have been stolen in 2009, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston this week sent 1,200 letters to other patients whose financial data could have been breached by the same person.

Katina Rochelle Candrick, who has been charged with identity theft in unrelated cases, is suspected of accessing credit card and banking information while employed by a UTMB contractor.

In February, the medical branch mailed letters to patients whose names, addresses, Social Security numbers and insurance information are believed to have been accessed by Candrick while she was working for MedAssets, a company hired to assist with billing third-party payers.

Read more in the Houston Chronicle.

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