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Workers Fired Over Kardashian Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

July 15, 2013

Five healthcare workers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center—a common destination for celebrities seeking medical treatment—have been fired for unauthorized access to 14 patient records, including those of Kim Kardashian, Reuters reports. Representatives from the organization said they have a “high standard for security” and “in this case that standard was violated.” In other breach news, the personal records of as many as 277,000 former patients of a North Texas hospital were found in a Dallas park and included contact details and Social Security numbers. And Long Beach Memorial Medical Center has notified 2,864 patients their medical records have been compromised. Reports state the breach stems from an internal employee but no further details have been issued thus far.
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