Foundations Recovery Network Admits Security Breach
Patients' names, birthdates, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and medical information may have been exposed.
Tennessee's Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) recently began notifying patients that a company laptop was stolen from an employee's home during a buglary in the early morning hours of June 15, 2013.
Data on the password-protected laptop included an undisclosed number of patients' names, birthdates, addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, and medical information.
"Even though we have no reason to believe that your information has been accessed by anyone outside our organization at this time, and we do not believe any of your financial information is included on the stolen laptop, we want to make sure you are aware of the incident and have resources available to protect your personal information," FRN chief human resources officer Carol Arrowood wrote in the notification letter [PDF file].
All potentially affected patients are being offered a free one-year membership in Experian's ProtectMyID Alert service. Patients with questions are advised to call (888) 312-3310.