Medical Center Patient Records Posted On Internet

August 14, 2008

Hundreds of people in Brevard County found out Thursday if their personal information was stolen. Names, social security numbers and even personal medical information of more than 500 patients at Wuesthoff Medical Center were posted on the Internet.

A Rockledge patient was contacted after an insurance agent in Arizona discovered the list while surfing the Web. The Medical Center shut the site down, but patients were worried because they don't know who could have seen it.

"I understand mistakes can happen, the concern now is how it could wreck my life," said patient Resi Stinson.

Wuestoff Staff members believe their pre-registration Web site for patients may have been hacked into. They were trying to figure out what happened and planned to notify all the patients Thursday.

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