Huntsville Hospital

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No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 16, 2012
Huntsville , AL
United States
Records Breached: 

125 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

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A thief or thieves entered Huntsville Hospital and impersonated a vendor in order to collect old barrels of X-rays.  Thieves commonly use this tactic to obtain X-rays.  The X-rays are then stripped for silver.  The X-rays contained patient names, dates of birth, and medical records.  There were over 1,000 X-rays, but only 125 to 175 patients were affected.