Laptop With Personal Information Stolen From Aurora St. Luke’s

A Milwaukee hospital is warning thousands of its patients that personal information about them may have been stolen.

The theft happened at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center on Milwaukee’s south side.

More than 6,000 people, who were in-patients here at St. Luke’s will be getting a letter in the mail. It warns them that their name, Social Security number and other information may have landed in the hands of thieves.

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“The computer was stolen from a locked office in a secure physician office building that’s located adjacent to the hospital, and the computer belongs to an employee of Cogent Healthcare of Wisconsin,” said Anna Hancock of Cogent Healthcare.

Read more on WISN.com. The notification letter sent to those affected reveals that although a “complex password” is required to access the laptop that was stolen during the weekend of October 9-11, it contained unencrypted names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, diagnosis codes, medical record numbers, and related information.

Cross-posted from phiprivacy.net.

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