UCLA Health System is offering 16,288 patients credit and fraud protection services following theft during a home burglary of an external hard drive containing sensitive information.
The hard drive, taken home by a physician, was encrypted, but the password was written on a piece of paper that also went missing, according to The Los Angeles Times. Information on the drive included names, addresses, dates of birth, medical records numbers and clinical information. "No individual's complete medical record was stored on the device," according to a public notice from ULCA.
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