Medical Center Breach Leads Roundup

Information on 63,000 Patients Exposed
Medical Center Breach Leads Roundup

(Editor's Note: This is a roundup of breach news items that have recently appeared on DataBreachToday.)

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In this week's breach roundup, a medical center in Indianapolis notified 63,000 individuals that a clerical error led to the mailing of letters containing PHI to the wrong recipients. Also, a former employee of a K-12 school district downloaded sensitive information from her computer, which resulted in the data being temporarily accessible online.

PHI Exposed in Mailing Error

St. Vincent Breast Center in Indianapolis has notified 63,000 individuals that a clerical error led to the mailing of letters containing personal health information to the wrong recipients. Information contained in the letters included patient names, addresses and, in some cases, a reference to a scheduled appointment (read the full story).

School Breach Affects 10,000

Just before leaving a job at the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Mo., a former employee downloaded all the files from their work computer onto a hard drive without consent, the district says. When the employee connected the hard drive to their home network, all the files became accessible online for a period of time, resulting in the exposure of sensitive information for more than 10,000 individuals (read the full story).

Hacker Charged in Twitter Support Hack

Cameron Lacroix of New Bedford, Mass., was charged July 2 with hacking Zendesk, a San Francisco company that provides helpdesk support to numerous companies, including Twitter. The news comes one week after Lacroix pleaded guilty to hacking computer networks of law enforcement agencies across the U.S., as well as at a local college (read the full story).

7-Year Sentence in Fraud Scheme

A Tampa, Fla., woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for her role in a fraud scheme that compromised 4,000 credit and debit card numbers and led to an estimated loss of $650,000. Danay Crespo-Rodriguez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft, prosecutors say. Crespo-Rodriguez aided in a credit card fraud ring that obtained credit card numbers by placing keyloggers on credit card terminals that intercepted and stored swiped credit and debit card account information at the International Mall in Tampa (read the full story).


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Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

News Writer, ISMG

Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.




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