Thursday, November 01, 2007

Pathology Group Patient Data Stolen Exposes 70,000 to Identity Theft

A Memphis area testing laboratory was the victim of stolen computers
containing the highly sensitive personal information of patients with
recent lab work.


It seems amongst the data contained on the stolen computers, was
according to the WREG.com story:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Medical Information

What is interesting about this particular story is the length of
time it evidently took for the patients to receive warning letters
disclosing the loss of their personal data:

"Pathology Group sent a letter out, notifying
clients that someone broke into the locked
office building on September 23 or 24th."

"My biggest concern is the timeliness,"

We agree on the lengthy amount of time which lapsed
between the discovery of the break in and the disclosure
to the impacted patients.

So, our tip for today is for anyone in the greater Memphis,
TN area to contact the Pathology Group to confirm you
were not of the unfortunate 70,000 who's personal data
was contained on the stolen computers.

They can be reached at the following phone number:

901.405.8200

Finally, make sure to tell a friend, associate, or family member
about this important identity theft security alert.

1 Comments:

At 9:00 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Here's one instance where going to the doctor can make you become even more sick!

 

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