U.S. Hospital Notifies 4,000; German Game Site User Data Posted Online
DATA LOSSJuly 24, 2012
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, is notifying nearly 4,000 patients that their protected health information may have been exposed due to the theft of a physician’s laptop computer, CMIO.net reports. “We take the incident extremely seriously and have now accelerated implementation of a program to assist employees with protecting devices they purchase personally,” said Dr. John Halamka, the hospital’s CIO. Police have arrested a suspect in the laptop theft case, according to the report. Meanwhile, ZDNet reports that data relating to 8.24 million customers of a German gaming site hacked in February has been posted to the Internet.