Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nosocomial Data Leakage

"Over a two-week period, Dartmouth College researchers, in collaboration with P2P monitoring vendor Tiversa, searched file-sharing networks for key terms associated with the top ten publicly traded health care firms in the country, and discovered numerous sensitive documents for example, a spreadsheet from an AIDS clinic with 232 client names, including Social Security numbers, addresses and birthdates.

"The researchers also discovered databases for a hospital system that contained detailed information on more than 20,000 patients, including Social Security numbers, contact details, and insurance records, along with diagnosis information."

Source: SC Magazine...

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