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Second Largest HIPAA Breach Ever Affects Four Million

DATA LOSS—U.S.

August 27, 2013

Advocate Health System has announced the theft of four unencrypted computers that contained information on four million patients, reports Healthcare IT News. According to officials, the computers contained the patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and clinical information. In a letter to affected individuals, the group’s chief medical officer wrote that, "In order to prevent such an incident from reoccurring, we have enhanced our security measures and are conducting a thorough review of our policies and procedures."
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