Carolinas HealthCare System

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 7, 2012
Charlotte , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

6,300 (5 SSNs reported)

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An unauthorized electronic intrusion may have affected up to 6,300 patients from Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph. The intruder accessed a provider's email account and could have obtained patient names, dates and times of service, dates of birth, diagnosis and prognosis information, medications, results, and referrals.  The Social Security numbers of five patients who had their Social Security numbers sent through or received by the email account may have also been obtained.


The issue was discovered on October 8 and the intruder is believed to have accessed emails from the account between March 11, 2012 and October 8, 2012.