Breaches Affect Thousands
DATA LOSS—U.S.October 26, 2011
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Georgia's Emory Healthcare has notified 7,300 patients of a data breach in which 32 patients' hospital bills were taken, including their Social Security numbers (SSNs), and nine have become victim to identity theft. It is unclear if the recent incident is connected to an April breach, in which thousands of patient bills were stolen. Meanwhile, Wells Fargo says a printing error led to customer data--including some SSNs--being sent to the wrong customers in Florida and South Carolina. And at Eastern Michigan University, a former student has been charged with eight felony counts for breaching student information.