Thursday, July 16, 2009

Computers Breached at San Diego Cancer Center

Angelica Martinez writes on The San Diego Union-Tribune:

A letter has been sent to 30,000 patients of UCSD's Moores Cancer Center after a hacker breached the center's computers and gained access to patients' personal information.

The letter, dated July 9, was sent as a precaution to inform patients that the computers were compromised on June 26, said DeAnn Marshall, UCSD Health Sciences chief of marketing and communications officer.

The computer servers affected contained information such as patients' names, dates of birth, medical record number, diagnosis and treatment dates back to 2004, Marshall said. The vast majority of patients' information did not include Social Security numbers, she said.

More here.


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