Hard drive theft compromises University Hospitals' patient data

11/5/2013 | WJW-TV (Cleveland)

University Hospitals in Cleveland announced a data breach in which a hard drive containing the records of 7,170 patients was stolen from the car of a third-party vendor's employee over the summer. The records were stored in the drive as a backup because the computer equipment at the UH physicians' office was being upgraded. Compromised data may include patient names, addresses, insurance provider information and birth dates, and officials said some Social Security numbers may have been compromised as well.

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