NYC Hospital Exposes Info of 6,800 Patients

Kara Reeder

A security breach at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center has exposed the personal information of as many as 6,800 former patients, reports The information included names, clinical data and some Social Security numbers.


The breach, which occurred in July, was the result of data being inadvertently placed on a server that was accessible online. The hospital says there is no evidence that the data has been misused.

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Sep 28, 2010 12:30 PM Janice Taylor-Gaines Janice Taylor-Gaines  says:

Great article highlighting the need for everyone to have a much higher computer/data security awareness.  Check this blog for some reinforcing content, "The Business-Technology Weave" (can Google to it) - it reflects what this article is saying.  It's hosted at IT Knowledge Exchange - that site gets over a million hits a month for good reason - it has great Q&A forums for everything technical and otherwise - ALL FREE.  The blog author also has a book we use at work, "I.T. WARS" (you can Google that too).  It has a great Security chapter, and others that treat security.  Highly recommended.  Great stuff.


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