Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Home / Tech News / Stanford Hospital Breach of 2.5k Patients

Stanford Hospital Breach of 2.5k Patients

Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Stanford University School of Medicine have recently began notifying approximately 2,500 patients that their personal data may have been accessed after a laptop was stolen from a physician’s office on July 15 or 16.

“Compromised information included names, location of service and medical records; some treatment histories and dates of birth or ages; and a ‘small’ amount of Social Security numbers,” writes CMIO’s Beth Walsh. “The university is offering paid identity protection services and said it has tightened security.”

Threatpost said:

“The hospital suffered a more widespread but less critical data breach last August after the information of 20,000 patients was found online,” writes Threatpost’s Christopher Brook. “This batch of information, culled from a six month period at the hospital’s emergency room didn’t include Social Security numbers or birth dates but did include names and diagnosis codes.”

About FastFlux

Owner of ZeroSecurity, interested in programming, malware analysis and penetration testing. If you would like to write for the ZeroSecurity team, please use the contact form above.

Check Also

Megaupload plan to return after 5 years

The huge file-sharing website, Megaupload is scheduled to relaunch, five years after being raided and …