Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 13, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States

Memorial Sloan-Kettering's statement about the breach is posted on their website and can be found here.

Records Breached: 

880 (Unknown number of SSNs)

Breach Total Number: 
0
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A routine check for sensitive information by Memorial Sloan-Kettering revealed that a PowerPoint presentation that was posted on two medical professional websites in 2006 contained embedded private information.  The information included patient names, phone numbers, addresses, and in some cases, Social Security numbers.  Anyone who accessed and manipulated the PowerPoint presentation could have viewed the information that was used to create certain graphs.  A total of five PowerPoint files contained sensitive information.  The largest file had data from 568 patients from various states; the second largest contained 112.  Three others contained the data of 37, 59, and 112 individuals.