Nemours Acknowledges Massive Security Lapse

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Children's healthcare system Nemours says unencrypted backup tapes containing sensitive data on 1.6 million patients and employees have been lost.

"The tapes were stored in a locked cabinet at its facility in Wilmington, Del., following a computer system conversion completed in 2004, Nemours said," Infosecurity reports. "The tapes and locked cabinet were reported missing on September 8, 2011, and are believed to have been removed around August 10, during a facility remodeling project, it added."

"The missing backup tapes contain information such as name, address, date of birth, social security number, insurance information, medical treatment information, and direct deposit bank account information, Nemours explained," the article states.

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