‘Data leak hospitals gave access to data 200,000 patients “- update

Jan

26

2016

The program Hotline discovered that personal data of 200,000 patients were accessed via the internet. It would not however go to medical data. The leak has since been plugged and fixed have been reported in affected patients.

The site Maxvandaag reports that it is in the Netherlands to data from the Nijmegen Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital and the St. Anna Hospital in Geldrop. The vast majority of the data, however, would come from a Belgian hospital, namely, the data from about 195,000 patients. It is not clear which Belgian hospitals involved. On his site informs the St. Anna Hospital that on January 21 by the editors of the program broadcasting Max was informed of the leak.

According to that post involves patients affected 4559; Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis message that data from 52 patients have been leaked. Both reports that the data about a month were accessible and that these are names, dates of birth, patient numbers and areas of expertise. These files have been digitized by scanning the Belgian company Iguana, which previously offered access through an unprotected internet connection.

Maxvandaag further reports that scan companies in the digitization process often employ inmates to save costs. This could be achieved, in the Central Prison in Leuven. There would also demonstrated that several hospitals in this way have let you edit files, including Amphia Hospital in Breda and the Isala Hospital in Zwolle. Tuesday night there is a broadcast about the incident.

Update, 16:50:

Iguana has a message posted on his website with more information about the circumstances of the incident. It also appears from the message to the data of a single Belgian hospital would go.

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