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Hospital Alerts 130,000 of Data Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

July 1, 2010

A New York hospital is notifying some 130,000 patients that their personal information may have been compromised. Patient information stored on seven CDs belonging to New York's Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center was lost in transit after a hospital contractor shipped them, Bloomberg reports. The unencrypted data includes Social Security numbers, dates of birth, drivers' license numbers and procedure information. In a letter sent to victims earlier this month, the hospital suggested the CDs may have been displaced at a shipping facility and destroyed.
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