Data breach: Broward Health warns 1.3 million patients, staff of 'medical identity theft'


The Broward Health hospital system notified more than 1.3 million patients and staff members this weekend that their personal information was compromised in a data breach that began on October 15.

People whose information was compromised are now vulnerable to medical identity theft, which occurs when someone uses another person’s name and information to obtain medical services or fraudulently bill for medical services.

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