PA: Wind Gap Kmart reports prescription data breach following armed robbery
Jim Deegan reports:
A gunman who robbed the Wind Gap Kmart last month left with more than cash.
A bag stolen from a safe contained money and electronic media that backed up the store pharmacy’s computer system, the retailer said today.
The media contained confidential information related to customer prescriptions: names, addresses, dates of birth, prescription numbers, insurance cardholder IDs and drug names.
A relatively small number of those prescriptions may have included customers’ Social Security and/or driver’s license numbers, Kmart said.
Read more on The Express-Times.
And the backup media wasn’t encrypted…. why?