Montefiore Medical Center shells out $48M for insider data breach

February 8, 2024
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The Montefiore Medical Center has reached a settlement of $4.8 million with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) following an investigation into an insider data breach. The breach was discovered after police informed the hospital of an employee who had been selling patient information to criminals. The employee had inappropriately accessed 12,517 patient records from January to June 2013, and sold the data to an identity theft ring. The HHS found that Montefiore had “multiple potential failures” in its data security systems that allowed for the breach to occur. Alongside the settlement, Montefiore has agreed to a corrective action plan and two years of federal monitoring.

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