Boston Medical Center Vendor Posts 15,000 Patients' Information Online

Boston Medical Center has notified approximately 15,000 patients their personal and health information was compromised when Duxbury, Mass.-based MDF Transcription Services, one of the hospital's vendors, posted their information online, according to a Boston Globe report.

The patients' records were posted on MDF's website without password protection. Affected patients' names, addresses and medical information accessible, according to the report.

After discovering the breach March 4, Boston Medical Center immediately contacted MDF and its subcontractors, and the website containing the patients' information was taken down. It is unclear how long the patients' information was left unprotected on MDF's website, according to the report.

As a result of the data breach, Boston Medical Center has terminated its relationship with MDF, according to the report.

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