Target America/UCSF Data Breach

Data Loss Source: Information on thousands of UCSF patients was accessible on the Internet for more than three months last year, a possible violation of federal privacy regulations that might have exposed the patients to medical identity theft
Date of Loss: May 2, 2008
Size of Loss : 6,000
Affected Individuals: Patients
Geographic Focus: San Francisco, CA
Data contained: Names, addresses, patient medical record numbers and the names of the patients’ physicians were available online.
Additional Notes: The breach was discovered Oct. 9, but the medical institution did not send out notification letters to the 6,313 affected patients until early April, nearly six months later.
Additional Information: San Francisco Chronicle

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