Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 29, 2012
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,600

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

A dishonest employee was arrested and fired in March after stealing patient information from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  The former employee opened fake accounts to avoid paying for electricity. The investigation began in January when one of the victims noticed that her Social Security number had been used to open an account.  Names and dates of birth were also compromised.