Stanford Hospital Acknowledges Major Security Lapse
A spreadsheet containing 20,000 patients' medical records was made available online for almost a year.
Stanford Hospital recently confirmed that a spreadsheet containing 20,000 patients' medical records was made available online for almost a year.
"In addition to their names, the Palo Alto, Calif., hospital said that patients' account numbers, billing charges and admission and discharge dates were also exposed, The New York Times reported," writes SecurityNewsDaily's Matt Liebowitz.
"The breach occurred on Sept. 9, 2010, when a spreadsheet containing the medical records was found on a website called 'Student of Fortune,' which allows students to pay for help with their schoolwork," Liebowitz writes. "It wasn't until Aug. 22, 2011, that a patient discovered the breach and reported it to the hospital."
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