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Unencrypted laptops stolen from Women's Health Enterprise
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 04:27:56 -0500 (CDT)
By Patrick Ouellette
Health IT Security
April 2, 2013
Yet another breach involving unencrypted laptops has been announced, this time
in Atlanta, Georgia at Women’s Health Enterprise, Inc. of Family Health
Enterprise (FHE). Women’s Health Enterprise notified 3,000 patients of FHE’s
Breast Health Promotion Program that there had been a health data breach.
According to a notice on FamilyHealthEnterpriseCenter.org, on Jan. 2, 2013, FHE
was broken into after business hours and the two laptops were then taken.
Information on the stolen laptops included names, Social Security Numbers,
addresses, dates of birth and clinical information.
FHE has no knowledge that the individual(s) responsible for the theft or others
have accessed and obtained such personal information from the laptops.
Nonetheless, the notice that FHE has sent to affected patients includes
detailed information about identity theft protection, including precautions to
minimize the risk of inappropriate use of the information.
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- Unencrypted laptops stolen from Women's Health Enterprise InfoSec News (Apr 03)