[ISN] Security breach affects patients

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 03:11:39 -0500 (CDT)

By Ryan Seals
Staff Writer
News & Record
July 16, 2008

GREENSBORO - Patients at a Greensboro doctors' office have been notified 
that their personal information — including Social Security numbers and 
addresses - was stolen in May.

In a letter mailed to patients, Greensboro Gynecology Associates said a 
backup tape of their computer database was stolen. The letter was dated 
June 16, but some letters weren’t postmarked until July 9.

The medical practice said a backup tape of patient information was 
stolen May 29 from an employee who was taking the tape to an off-site 
storage facility for safekeeping.

The stolen information included patients' names, addresses, Social 
Security numbers, employers, insurance companies, policy numbers and 
family members.


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