Missing Laptops, Unsecure Web Site Create Breaches
DATA LOSS—U.S.June 4, 2010
Two more medical-related breaches have come to the fray. AvMed Health Plan officials said yesterday a December data breach involving missing laptops may have affected three times as many customers as previously estimated, bringing the number to more than one million. Meanwhile, University of Louisville Hospital is notifying 708 patients that their medical information was exposed when a physician posted it to an unsecured Web page. Esecurityplanet.com reports that the site, which included names and Social Security numbers, was shuttered less than an hour after its discovery. "We do have a strict university policy when it comes to meeting HIPAA standards," said a university spokesman. "This was just a simple mistake."