Details about The University of Miami Hospital breaches
The University of Miami Hospital has begun to let patients know that a second data breach has occurred so far this year. Personal information is at risk and patients must know. This is the second breach, with the first one happening in July.
Apparently, according to a letter being sent to patients this month outlines the fact that two employees were apparently caught improperly accessing patient records that give doctors and other medical associates a quick glance at patient information.
Although the employees have been terminated, some worry that a portion of the sensitive data was sold. The affected data includes any patient records that have been at the hospital from October 2010 to July 2012. Those affected by the breach are being given a two-year membership to a credit monitoring service.
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Related articles – Seems to be a number of incidence at UM:
- University of Miami Health System employees may have sold patient information (local10.com)
- Police: University of Miami students robbed at gunpoint (local10.com)