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Man intentionally leaks data of over 14,000 HIV positive people


An HIV-positive man reportedly leaked health data of over 14,000 people living with HIV.
The American living in Singapore, who goes by the name Mikhy Farrera-Brochez, used his boyfriend's blood to pass tests in order to move to Singapore a decade ago. He was busted for lying, sent to jail, and later deported.
According to Fast Company, Farrera-Brochez allegedly took information from the HIV registry with him, which he illegally obtained from his partner, a Singaporean doctor.
The accused leaked confidential information of 5,400 Singaporeans diagnosed with HIV, along with 8,800 foreigners who were detected for the condition prior to 2011. The stolen information included each person's name, identification number, phone number, addresses, HIV test results, and other medical information.

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First Published: Jan 29 2019 | 12:56 PM IST

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