Friday, December 23, 2011

Federal agency could investigate online security breach of Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Officials at the US Lawrence Memorial Hospital said they are anticipating a federal investigation and possible fine after an online security breach potentially compromised 8,000 patients’ financial information.

Officials from the Lawrence Memorial Hospital also believe there was a way to access a database that contained information on every patient who had used the online bill pay system since it was first offered in 2005 from that portal. 

The hospital learned about the security breach on 28 October. And guess how: a patient using Google to search her husband’s name found his own financial information online.

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