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Friday, March 21, 2014


University Breaches Lead Roundup

UCSF Reports Third Incident in Six Months

By March 20, 2014. Follow Jeffrey @gen_sec
University Breaches Lead Roundup
In this week's breach roundup, the University of California San Francisco reports its third computer theft in six months. Also, the University of Central Oklahoma is notifying 16,000 current and former employees about a breach involving unauthorized access to information stored on a server.

UCSF Reports Third Computer Theft

The University of California San Francisco is notifying almost 10,000 patients about a breach of their personal information after several desktop computers were stolen from the UCSF Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore in early January. This is the third computer theft reported by UCSF in six months.
The stolen computers in the latest incident stored patient information that included names, dates of birth, mailing addresses, medical record numbers, health insurance ID numbers and driver's license numbers. Social Security numbers were also involved for 125 individuals.
UCSF is sending notification letters to affected patients; those individuals whose Social Security numbers were potentially exposed are being offered free credit monitoring services. UCSF says it has no evidence that there has been any attempt to access or use the information contained on the computers.
On Oct. 2, 2013, UCSF Medical Center notified 3,500 patients that certain information, including names and medical record numbers, as well as Social Security numbers for a small number of individuals, may have been compromised following the theft of an unencrypted laptop from an employee's locked car (see: Laptop Stolen from Hospital Employee).
Then on Nov. 21, 2013, UCSF reported another incident involving a personal laptop computer stolen Sept. 25 from the locked vehicle of a physician based in the Division of Gastroenterology at the UCSF School of Medicine. The laptop contained information on about 8,300 individuals.

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