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[Dataloss] (Follow-up) Akron Children's Hospital
From: Dissent (Dissentpogowasright.org)
Date: Sat Oct 28 2006 - 10:51:20 CDT
Hackers broke into Akron Children's Hospital computer files over Labor
Day weekend, potentially accessing names, addresses, birth dates, and
Social Security numbers of about 230,000 patients and their families,
as well as a database containing the bank-account information of about
The hospital began notifying the families on Wednesday -- seven weeks
after the breach was discovered -- by sending out 10,000 letters,
followed by 120,000 more on Friday. The remaining 100,000
notifications will be sent Monday.
Akron Children's Hospital recently identified that during an expansion
of its computer systems, there were unauthorized entries (breaches)
into two separate computer databases. The first database contained
personal information of our patients, and of the parents or guardians
who provide their health insurance. This personal information included
names, addresses, social security numbers and patient birth dates. We
have found no evidence that any medical or financial patient
information was exposed.
The second breach involved a server containing information about
individuals who have made donations to the hospital. This breach may
have exposed personal financial information, specifically some
unencrypted bank account and routing numbers. Social security numbers
were not included in this database, and credit card information was
protected through the highest level of encryption.
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