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20K notified of compromise at healthcare network Lifespan

Author: Robert Abel / Source: SC Magazine US

An employee's laptop was stolen from his car.
An employee’s laptop was stolen from his car.

Lifespan, a Rhode Island-based healthcare network, informed 20,000 patients that an employee laptop containing patient data went missing.

How many victims? About 20,000.

What type of information? The laptop – which was not encrypted or password-protected — held work emails and “may have contained patient information, including name, medical record number, demographic information such as partial address information, and the names of one or more medications that were prescribed or administered at Lifespan,” said a statement from the company. Reportedly, no Social Security…

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