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Health System Fires Data Thieves, CWRU Notifies Alumni of Breach

DATA THEFT—U.S.

April 13, 2012

Florida's Memorial Healthcare System has begun notifying 9,500 patients that their personal information--including names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers--may have been stolen by two former employees, The Miami Herald reports. The employees have been terminated, according to the report. Meanwhile, Case Western Reserve University officials have notified 600 alumni that their sensitive personal data may be vulnerable due to the theft of two unencrypted laptop computers two months ago.
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