Potential security breach at Cooper Univ. Hospital

Katherine Scott reports:

A thumb drive that contained personal data about current and past graduate medical education residents and fellows at Cooper University Hospital has gone missing. Hospital sources tell Action News the thumb drive went missing on July 8th.

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Stolen or lost, both scenarios are cause for concern according to Drexel University’s Robert D’Ovidio, Ph.D. because you cannot be absolutely certain the information won’t fall in the wrong hands, information hospital sources say includes social security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers.

“That data is a goldmine for lines of credit in your name,” said D’Ovidio.

Making matters worse, the hospital source tells Action News the data on the thumb drive was not secure.

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