21 Aug '12, 5pm

Another Data Breach at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announced last Friday that it had yet another data breach this year. According to the Houston Chronicle , on the 13 July, an unencrypted thumb drive containing the names, birth dates, medical record numbers, and health information on 2200 patients had been lost by a medical student on a shuttle bus. The only "good news" is that the thumb drive did not contain anyone’s Social Security information or financial data. In April, an unencrypted laptop containing information on some 30 000 M.D. Anderson Cancer Center patients was stolen from a faculty member’s home . The information included patient names, Social Security numbers, as well as detailed medical information on at least 10 000 patients, the Chronicle reported. As a result of the theft, the Cancer Center embarked on encrypting the information on over 26 000 computers....

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