Former Harlem Hospital Employee Accused of Hacking Computers Containing Patient Info

By DNAinfo Staff on June 8, 2010 1:00pm

A Long Island man (not pictured) is accused of hacking into computer system of a Harlem Hospital.
A Long Island man (not pictured) is accused of hacking into computer system of a Harlem Hospital.
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By Simone Sebastian

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

EAST HARLEM — A fired employee has been accused of hacking into a computer system containing the private medical information of patients at North General Hospital in Harlem, according to the New York Post.

Long Island resident Jason Wang, 45, was fired from his tech job at the hospital in September. Within days, hospital employees received an e-mail calling  Chief Information Officer Michele Prisco a racist, the paper reported.

Police believe Wang criminaly used a doctor's password and credentials to send the message, according to the Post. The events are detailed in a criminal complaint filed Monday Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

Wang was charged Friday with computer trespass, unauthorized use of a computer and computer tampering.

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