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[ISN] Hospital where Kim Kardashian had baby reportedly axes employees for hacking her medical records



http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/07/14/hospital-where-kim-kardashian-had-baby-reportedly-axes-employees-for-hacking/

FoxNews.com
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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