Computer data on home care breached

Another potentially massive security breach. Geez. We’ll have to keep an eye on this one and see how HIPAA comes into play if they get to a prosecution for this. — Medical — Computer data on home care breached

About 1.4 million computer files containing personal data on disabled and elderly people who receive home care, as well as their care workers, may have been stolen during a security breach in August, state officials warned Tuesday.

The officials urge people concerned about their records to get a free credit check.

UCDavis Health
Though investigators do not know whether the information was copied, they have determined that someone gained unauthorized access Aug. 1 to a computer containing the data that belonged to a University of California researcher.

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