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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 SOURCESPoconorecord.com, Blogs.absolute.com

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