Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hacked: Medical Data on 8 Million Virginia Residents

Healthcare IT News reports that confidential healthcare data on 8 million Virginia residents may be compromised. Hacked! Here's a tiny excerpt:
  • "The Virginia Department of Health Professions Web site has been temporarily disabled and now features a notice saying the site is "experiencing technical difficulties which affect computer and email systems." According to the department's director, Sandra Whitley Ryals, the breach is under federal investigation."
This does not sound good. 8,257,378 patient records and a total of 35,548,087 prescriptions may be compromised.

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