Medical Breach Exposed Thousands Of Social Security Nos.

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 6:58 PM EST) -- A data breach at the University of Washington Medical Center and its affiliated Harborview Medical Center exposed some 90,000 patients' sensitive identification and financial information, including Social Security numbers, but not the details of patients' medical conditions or treatment, a spokeswoman said Monday.

The university sent out letters reporting the breach to affected patients on Nov. 27, weeks after the breach took place on Oct. 2 when a medical center employee opened an email attachment that contained malicious software, medical center spokeswoman Leila Gray told Law360....
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