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Intel Briefing – October 2012



Florida Hospital employee accused of selling patient records pleads not guilty.
The former Florida Hospital employee accused of searching through hundreds of thousands of patient records and selling them to outsiders pleaded not guilty in federal court September 6; he was arrested August 17. He was facing six federal charges for what the FBI said was a massive records breach at Florida Hospital. Federal agents said the former emergency room employee at Florida Hospital Celebration accessed more than 700,000 patient records from 2009 to 2011 from several different Florida Hospital locations. They alleged he was looking for car accident victims, taking the information, and then selling it to a recruiter for chiropractors and attorneys.

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Data breaches expose 94 million records in the government sector.
An analysis of government breach data shows that the government sector reported 268 incidents of data breaches from January 1, 2009 to May 31, 2012, which exposed more than 94 million records containing personally identifiable information (PII), according to Rapid7. The research revealed a 50 percent increase in the number of compromises affecting the government sector from 2009 to 2010, as well as a skyrocketing rise in the number of records exposed each year, with the number tripling from 2010 to 2011. Unintended disclosure, the loss/theft of portable devices, physical loss, and hacking continue to be the leading causes of breaches. Analyzing data collected and categorized by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Chronology of Data Breaches, Rapid7 discovered additional details regarding breach incidents and government records that were exposed. The number of hacking incidents increased nearly 50 percent year-over-year between 2009 and 2011, with 2012 on pace to more than double that of 2011 entirely. Between January 1, 2012 and May 31, 2012, government agencies reported more hacking incidents than any other type of incident. California (21), District of Columbia (20) and Texas (16) reported the greatest amount of incidents across the country.

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3 carjack truck carrying prescription drugs.
Police were searching for three armed robbers who carjacked a truck during a delivery of pharmaceuticals September 7 in Miami Beach, Florida. According to police, a truck was scheduled to drop off merchandise at a pharmacy when the driver was held up at gunpoint and carjacked. After pulling the driver out and pointing a gun at him, authorities said, the three men jumped in the truck and fled. Police were looking for a white cargo van with windows in the back.

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