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A Breach, Alleged Breach and a Community Service Sentence

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 29, 2012

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is notifying some patients that their Social Security numbers (SSNs) and other information have been made vulnerable due to the theft of an unencrypted laptop from the home of a doctor in April, EHR Intelligence reports. Meanwhile, San Jose State University officials are disputing a hacker's claims about stealing 10,000 SSNs from a school server. They say the hacker accessed student ID numbers, not SSNs, KTVU.com reports. In Minnesota, a Dakota County judge has sentenced three middle school students to probation, community service and empathy classes after they pleaded guilty to inappropriately distributing certain photographs of classmates.
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