Independence Care System

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 10, 2013
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

2,434 (No SSNs or financial information involved)

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The May 7 home burglary of an employee's home resulted in the theft of a laptop that contained patient information.  Fewer than 60% of the affected members had their names, zip codes, and Independence Care System (ICS) Member ID numbers exposed.  Approximately 40% of those affected also had their street address, phone number, Medicaid ID number, and enrollment and/or disenrollment date exposed.  ICS plans to implement a two-factor authentication system for network access by September of 2013 to prevent the issued from occurring again.