Alere Home Monitoring, a vendor of home testing products for patients taking anticoagulant drugs, has notified 116,506 patients in multiple states including California and Florida that their protected health information including Social Security numbers was on a stolen laptop.
The password-protected but unencrypted laptop was stolen from an employee’s car. In addition to SSNs, other compromised information includes names, addresses and diagnoses. The theft occurred on Sept. 23 and the company was notified around Oct. 1.
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