Colorado medical center alerts 28,000 patients of data breach

Elizabeth (Colo.) Family Health began notifying 28,375 patients Nov. 22 of a security incident that may have exposed patient information.

In September, the medical center was vandalized by an unknown individual. During the incident, various items were stolen from the center, including backup server cartridges. These devices stored personal demographic information and Social Security numbers.

Elizabeth Family Health said there is no evidence that patient information has been misused.

"Elizabeth Family Health values and respects [patient] privacy, which is why notification letters regarding this incident were mailed and included information about the incident and steps potentially impacts individuals can take to protect their information. Elizabeth Family Health sincerely regrets any concern or inconvenience that this matter may cause, and remains dedicated to protecting personal information," the medical center said in an online statement.

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Elizabeth (Colo.) Family Health began notifying 28,375 patients Nov. 22 of a security incident that may have exposed patient information.

In September, the medical center was vandalized by an unknown individual. During the incident, various items were stolen from the center, including backup server cartridges. These devices stored personal demographic information and Social Security numbers.

Elizabeth Family Health said there is no evidence that patient information has been misused.

"Elizabeth Family Health values and respects [patient] privacy, which is why notification letters regarding this incident were mailed and included information about the incident and steps potentially impacts individuals can take to protect their information. Elizabeth Family Health sincerely regrets any concern or inconvenience that this matter may cause, and remains dedicated to protecting personal information," the medical center said in an online statement.

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