Breach

Miami health center notifies nearly 8,000 patients of data breach

Miami-based Jessie Trice Community Health Center has notified nearly 8,000 patients that their personal information – including Social Security numbers – was stolen as part of an identity theft criminal operation.

How many victims? 7,888. 

What type of personal information? Names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers.

What happened? The incident was caused by an identity theft criminal operation that targeted the personal information. On Tuesday, a Jessie Trice Community Health Center spokesperson had no further information for SCMagazine.com other than what was reported.

What was the response? Jessie Trice Community Health Center is working to mitigate future risks and has implemented new procedures and protocols to protect patient information so this type of theft cannot reoccur. The incident is under investigation by the FBI and IRS. All impacted individuals are being notified, and steps are underway to ensure their protection.

Details: Jessie Trice Community Health Center was notified of the incident by law enforcement authorities. The discovery was made in late July. No medical records were obtained.

Source: jtchc.org, “General Statement From Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. on Data Breach,” Nov. 3, 2014.

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