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[ISN] Hospital where Kim Kardashian had baby reportedly axes employees for hacking her medical records
July 14, 2013
The West Hollywood hospital where Kim Kardashian had baby North has
reportedly fired half-a-dozen employees for hacking patients’ medical
records, including those of the reality TV star.
The Los Angeles Times reported four of the dismissed Cedars-Sinai Hospital
workers were employees of physicians in possession of medical staff
privileges at the facility. One was a medical assistant employed by the
hospital and one was an unpaid, student research assistant.
Five of the workers accessed a single patient’s record, while the
remaining one viewed 14 such files, according to The Times. The security
breaches reportedly occurred between June 18 and June 24. Kardashian had
her baby -- rapper Kanye West is the father -- on June 15.
The Times cites a Cedars-Sinai Hospital spokeswoman as both declining to
identify exactly whose records were hacked, and also saying the victims
were duly notified by the hospital about the breach.
Meanwhile, TMZ reports exclusively that Kardashian told the website she
was, indeed, contacted by the hospital, regarding a breach of security and
protocol related to her medical records.
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