A password protected laptop that contained personal information – including Social Security numbers – of more than 700 Coordinated Health patients was stolen from an employee’s car in Pennsylvania, making it the health group’s second burglary-related data breach to occur within a month.
How many victims? 733.
What type of personal information? Names, addresses, dates of birth, insurance information, appointment dates, physician names, and Social Security numbers.
What happened? A password protected laptop containing the personal data was stolen from an employee’s vehicle.
What was the response? The theft has been reported to law enforcement, and Coordinated Health hired a forensic specialist to conduct an investigation. All impacted patients are being notified by phone and mail, and are being offered free identity theft protection services.
Details: The theft occurred on Feb. 21, making it the health group’s second burglary-related data breach to occur within a month. Coordinated Health announced last month that fewer than 70 Pennsylvania patients may have had personal information – including Social Security numbers – compromised after its South Whitehall Township office was broken into on March 15 or March 16.
Source: poconorecord.com, “Patient information may have been on stolen Coordinated Health laptop,” April 23, 2014.