[ Friday, October 14, 2011 ]


Nemours Data Loss: The Nemours Foundation, which operates health facilities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida, has lost 3 backup tapes containing patient data. The data, which includes names, DOBs, SSNs, and bank account information, is coded, but apparently not encrypted.

The good news is that the data is old (pre-2005) and there's no indication the tapes were stolen: they were in a storage cabinet that got removed when the the building was remodeled. My guess is that they are in a commercial landfill somewhere (a few layers above Jimmy Hoffa). It's actually kinda amazing that they even knew the tapes were gone.

Jeff [10:37 AM]

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