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Pharmacy, Pornography Site Expose Customer Data

DATA LOSS

February 13, 2012

The news program 9Wants to Know retrieved medical records of an estimated 5,000 people from a dumpster behind a Denver, CO, pharmacy after receiving a tip. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez would not confirm whether the agency was investigating the incident but noted that it is "something we view as a violation," and, "depending on the circumstances, we might impose significant monetary fines." Meanwhile, a hacker claiming affiliation with hacktivist group Anonymous infiltrated an inactive pornography website, posting to the Internet a sampling of the compromised data. The e-mails, user names and encrypted passwords of more than 350,000 users were exposed, reports the Associated Press.
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