NC: Hospital says patient personal data possibly compromised

A missing computer part, with sensitive patient credit information, is missing from Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The hospital is trying to notify 1700 former patients, offering them free credit monitoring to those whose personal information may have been compromised.

The hospital says patient names and Social Security numbers were placed onto a portable computer storage device, used to move the information between different computer systems. Employees have since discovered that USB flashdrive is missing from where it was stored.

It contained information from transplant patients and possible donors.

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