Backup Tapes News, Articles and Updates

Backup tapes missing from health facilities in Mass. and R.I.


Missing information includes ultrasound images, names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of patients who visited two health facilities.

Seventeen years worth of Emory patient data missing


Emory Healthcare in Atlanta lost the personal information of surgery patients treated at its three hospitals when 10 backup discs went missing.

Devices lost containing data on 800K users of child support services


A number of storage devices belonging to the California Department of Child Support Services went missing while in transit.

Defense Department facing $4.9B lawsuit over breach


A suit contends that the defendants failed to properly encrypt data, then "intentionally, willfully and recklessly" allowed an untrained individual to access the information.

Delaware pediatric health facility loses data on 1.6 million


Three unencrypted backup tapes containing the personal information of more than a million and a half individuals have gone missing from Nemours, a children's health system in Wilmington, Del.

Lost backup tapes affect 4.9 million current, former military


One of the largest breaches of the year has struck a military health benefits firm and a major defense contractor, and the data wasn't encrypted because a compliant solution wasn't available.


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