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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.

Published Fri, Apr 25 2014 6:28 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

Coordinated Health hit by second data breach due to stolen laptop | TweakTown.com

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.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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