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Breaches Affect Health Providers, College System and Discussion Forum

DATA LOSS—SWEDEN & U.S.

December 11, 2013

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is notifying nearly 840,000 subscribers that their personal information may have been affected by a stolen laptop, NJ.com reports. While the laptops were password-protected, the data was unencrypted. The information contained may have included names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. Meanwhile, Kaiser Permanente has reported a privacy breach at its Anaheim Medical Center to 49,000 patients. A breach at a community college in Arizona may cost $14 million. And a Swedish daily newspaper says it has uncovered the identity of hundreds who left comments on Disqus websites. The company says its network has not been breached, however, and the publication breached privacy policies to gain the information.
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