Boulder Foothills Hospital Patients Receive Medical Records in Mail From Anonymous Whistle-Blower

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At least nine Boulder (Colo.) Foothills Hospital patients have received copies of their medical records in the mail that were sent to them by an anonymous whistle-blower, according to a Daily Camera report.

The patients' records were stolen from either inside of the hospital or outside of the hospital on its campus. After stealing the records, the anonymous source mailed the records to the patients along with a letter notifying the patients of the vulnerability of their medical records due to the hospital's lack of security, according to the report.

The hospital learned of the data breach May 5 and released a statement saying they will work with law enforcement and an outside investigator to fully investigate the matter, according to the report.

This is the third data breach of this kind the hospital has experienced since 2008, according to the report.

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