A couple of weeks ago I wrote about medical identity theft. As Johns Hopkins is a DB Audit Expert customer, I was curious to understand the motivation for the rash of recent medical records breaches. It’s been a very busy summer for hackers targeting healthcare providers. All indications are that they’ve found a fertile hunting ground.
of California-San Diego Moores Cancer Center is the
latest victim to go public. Hackers
broke into UCSD's Moores Cancer Center
computers June 26 and gained access to personal information of 30,000 patients.
The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that UCSD has notified
30,000 individuals that their personal information may have been stolen by hackers.
Patients' names, dates of birth, medical record numbers and diagnoses were
exposed, but only 36 of the files contained Social Security numbers, the report
states. UCSD officials say their notification letter elicited a number of
inquiries from those concerned about identity theft. As of last week, more than
750 people had called into the UCSD hotline established for breach