Oct 292013
 

Genesis Rehabilitation Services  in Pennsylvania reports that an employee lost a thumb drive with the unencrypted personal information of 33 employees, agency employees, or applicants to GRS. The information on the drive included individuals’ names, postal or email addresses, and Social Security numbers.

The drive had reportedly been left in a secure office at Lebanon Center, although one might question their description of the office as “secure” since the drive disappeared from it.  In any event, GRS’s policy had called for employees to only use encrypted drives, and it appears that there was a violation of policy here.

The drive was discovered missing on September 3, and those affected have been offered free services with Kroll.

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