A San Diego medical center is warning patients that a hacker may have accessed their personal information.How many victims?
30,000.What type of personal information?
Names, birth dates and diagnosis and treatment dates.What happened?
A hacker breached computers of the University of California, San Diego's Moores Cancer Center and gained access to patients’ personal information.Details:
Most patient information did not include Social Security numbers and there is no evidence that any of the information was been viewed, Spokeswoman DeAnn Marshall told the Associated Press
. In addition, medical records are stored on separate servers and were not breached.What was the response?
Letters were sent to affected individuals and authorities are investigating.Source:
Associated Press, “SoCal hospital warns patients of computer breach
,” July 16, 2009.