Insider May Have Breached More Than 10,000 Patient Records At Johns Hopkins

May 14, 2009

Employee had access to patient database as part of her job, report says

An employee at Johns Hopkins Hospital may have leaked the personal information of more than 10,000 patients in an identity fraud scam.

According to a report filed to the administrator of the state of Maryland’s Identity Theft Program (PDF), some 31 individuals with connections to Johns Hopkins have reported identity thefts since Jan. 20. Law enforcement agencies suspect the thefts might be part of a fraudulent driver’s license scheme discovered in neighboring Virginia.

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