97K patient records breached at NRAD

NRAD, which has offices across Nassau County and Queens, is in the process of telling its patients that 97,000 patient records were accessed by an employee in April. (6/24/14)

GARDEN CITY - Thousands of Long Islanders may be victims of identity theft after a data breach at a Nassau County radiology company.

NRAD, which has offices across Nassau County and Queens, is in the process of telling its patients that 97,000 patient records were illegally accessed by an employee in April.

The records include Social Security numbers, names, addresses and medical histories.

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The company says the employee who accessed the records has been fired. They say the authorities have been notified, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The company says there is no indication that the records were exposed to a third party or hackers. They are recommending that their patients put fraud alerts on their credit reports.

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