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Breach Leads to Firm's Bankruptcy

DATA LOSS—U.S.

March 13, 2012

A medical records firm has filed for bankruptcy after its headquarters in San Diego, CA, was burglarized last New Year's Eve, The Wall Street Journal reports. Medical records of approximately 14,000 patients--including addresses, Social Security numbers and medical diagnoses--were compromised in the incident. A spokesman for the affected firm, Impairment Resources LLC, said, "The cost of dealing with the breach was prohibitive." Authorities have yet to catch the assailants and the Department of Labor is still investigating the incident, the reports states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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