Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga., has notified 6,777 patients after an unencrypted desktop computer went missing from a clinic.
A notice to patients did not give details, but the Albany Herald newspaper quotes a police report stating a clinic employee boxed up a computer and left it in the hallway to move the next morning into a spare office. A janitor thought the box was trash and took it to the dumpster. Two employees were terminated, but a spokesperson would not confirm their positions.
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