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Medical Center, Tech Group Lose Data

DATA LOSS—U.S.

March 31, 2011

A laptop stolen from the Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation center contained personal health information on 667 patients who received electromyography tests, reports the Press-Telegram. Affected patients, the Los Angeles county sheriff and the health department (DHS) were notified. DHS has since implemented new security measures, retrained staff and initiated a risk assessment. Meanwhile, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has notified more than 800 of its 400,000 members that their credit card and personal information may have been stolen in a November hack. The incident was reported to the FBI and is being described as a "sophisticated network intrusion," indicating the possibility that it was a government-organized attack, reports Security News Daily.
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