Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Health Data Hacked at UC Berkeley

This doesn't sound good. Data security breaches are occurring all over the country (see: Hacked: Medical Data on 8 Million Virginia Residents)

Hackers (or maybe there's just one hacker) have compromised personal health information on over 160,000 individuals at the University of California Berkeley. The hackers attacked restricted computer databases in the campus' health service center and probably gained access to personally identifiable information used for billing, such as Social Security numbers, and non-treatment medical information such as immunization history, UHS medical record numbers, dates of visits or names of providers seen. Image source: Health IT News

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