Computer with patient info stolen from Stanford
Original post made on Aug 3, 2012
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on Aug 3, 2012 at 10:14 am
Was the data encrypted or easily readable by crooks?
Why did they wait 3 weeks to contact the victims?
on Aug 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm
"The computer, ...was outfitted with software that would detect when and where the computer connected to the Internet. No detection has occurred yet."
Perhaps this should have been left out of the article.
on Aug 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm
Your private data isn't safe at Stanford Medical Center. These breaches have occurred with shocking frequency. The New York Times reported last September that medical records from the Emergency Department were posted on the Internet for over a year. The names of patients and their diagnoses were out there for the public to see. I don't know how many laptops have disappeared in the past few years, but this isn't an isolated incident. Too many people here are walking around with too much unencrypted data.