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[ISN] Highland Hospital Security Breach


May 11, 2007

Rochester, N.Y. - Highland Hospital is warning patients of a security 

A hospital spokesperson said a computer containing patient information 
was stolen from a business office last month. Over 13,000 people are 

Two laptops were stolen but only one of them had patient information on 

The computer were sold on eBay and the one containing the personal 
information has been recovered. The other laptop which did not contain 
personal information has not been recovered.

Hospital officials say there is no evidence that theives got any 
personal information.

The hospital is changing its security procedures in response to the 

Highland has established an information line [1] for concerned patients.

[1] http://www.highlandhospital.org/alert

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