Temple University Health System reports health-data breach (updated)
Mark McCullough reports:
An unencrypted desktop computer containing personal information on 3,780 patients was stolen during a break-in at a Temple University physicians’ office in late July, the university said in a statement Thursday.
The computer, in the department of surgery, contained files with patient information that could be used for identity theft, including name, age, billing codes, and, in some cases, the name of the referring physician. The files did not contain Social Security numbers or financial data, according to the university.
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This incident has not yet been added to HHS’s public breach tool, and I cannot find any notice on Temple’s web site at this time.
Update: The incident was added today to HHS’s breach tool. According to the log, the theft occurred on July 18.