More data does a runner

February 14th, 2008 § 0 comments


A laptop containing the medical records of more than 5,000 patients has been stolen from a hospital, it was revealed today.

The computer was taken from the outpatients department at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, on January 8.

It contains a database with information on 5,123 anticoagulation patients, the hospital said.

Letters have been sent to those affected and police have launched an investigation.

A username password is needed to get into the laptop and another username and password is needed to open the database, apparently.

I hope they were one of the more imaginative public servants.

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