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Coordinated Health hit by second data breach due to stolen laptop

Coordinated Health has informed patients of a potential data breach, in which a password-protected laptop was stolen from an employee's vehicle in PA
| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 25, 2014 11:28 am

An employee at Coordinated Health had a password-protected laptop stolen from a vehicle in Pennsylvania, and now 700 patients are at risk. A total of 733 victims are at risk, with names, addresses, birthdates, insurance information, and Social Security numbers exposed - with law enforcement made aware of the breach.

 

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Coordinated Health also is providing identity protection from Experian for free, as a forensic investigator to conduct a full review of the content that was available on the laptop.

 

It seems ridiculous how frequently stories are published where sensitive information is found on a flash drive, external HDD, or laptop - even if password-protected - which is later lost or stolen while outside of a company building. The exact role of the employee is unknown, though it seems unlikely that many people should have access to sensitive patient information away from the office.

NEWS SOURCES:Poconorecord.com, Blogs.absolute.com

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