Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 19, 2012
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States

Massachusetts Eye and Ear released a statement that can be found herehttp://www.masseyeandear.org/news/press_releases/recent/data_breach_2012/

Records Breached: 

3,600

Breach Total Number: 
3 600
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

An employee was fired after police informed Massachusetts Eye and Ear that the employee was being investigated for identity theft.  The employee had taken and misused patient names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth. At least four of the employee's victims came from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, but she had access to the information of approximately 3,600 patients.