St. Jude patients' data stolen on computers

Courtney Perkes reports:

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group in Fullerton has notified about 22,000 patients that their personal health and financial data might have been accessed after five computers were stolen.

Heritage, which is affiliated with St. Jude Medical Center, sent letters about the theft last week, according to hospital spokeswoman Dru Ann Copping.

The stolen data was password protected but not encrypted. Patient information might have included Social Security numbers, date of birth and diagnosis. The medical group is offering fraud monitoring services to patients, who are also urged to put fraud alerts on their credit files.

Read more in the Orange County Register.

As of the time of this posting, there is no notice on their web site.

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