Lost Thumb Drive Contained Records on 120,000

20 Nov ’05

David Fraser covers an incident that is simply unbelievable:

I didn’t hear about this incident: Apparently last month, a USB “thumb drive” containing sensitive personal information of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND current and former patients of Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Hawai’i went missing. No word on where it went.

The number’s up to 130,000 now.

David and I both recently covered an incident that saw a laptop lost, together with the confidential information of over 161,ooo employees that it contained. Both of us wondered about the security procedures that saw this type of data being carried around on a laptop. And now, a USB drive?

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