Personal Medical Records of 1.7M New York Individuals Stolen

The personal and medical records of 1.7 million patients, staff members, contractors and vendors have been stolen from New York City hospitals, including Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital and two clinics, according to a New York Times news report.


The theft took place on Dec. 23, when a vehicle belonging to an information management company, GRM Information Management Services, was left unlocked and unsupervised in Manhattan. The vehicle contained both patient health records and medical information, including patient names, addresses and Social Security numbers.


Affected individuals were mailed notification letters, spanning 17 different languages. An information hot line and customer care centers at both hospitals are available to the victims. Free credit monitoring and fraud detection services were also extended to the victims. The hospitals' corporation is seeking a lawsuit against GRM Information Management Services.


Read the news report about the data breach in New York.

Read other coverage about data breaches:


- 61% of Data Breaches a Result of Malicious Intent

- UIHC Fires Three Hospital Employees After Inappropriate Data Breach

- 5 Key Considerations for Hospitals to Ensure Mobile Device Security

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