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Actors' Personal Health Information Leaked

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 1, 2011

Officials at a California clinic that caters to performers say they are investigating the possibility of a criminal breach of patient information, The Los Angeles Times reports. The announcement comes after a Web site posted the names, birth dates and stage names of more than 12,000 current and former performers earlier this year, which some say could only have come from the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation clinic, now known as AIM Medical Associates P.C. "There is preliminary information indicating that criminal behavior by persons or entities may have occurred," AIM said in a statement. An attorney for AIM added that officials believe if a hack occurred, it was an outside job. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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