Data breach: Laptops missing from Dallas ambulances

A "small number" of laptops are missing from Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulances, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Dallas City Hall made the announcement, saying the computers "disappeared" between Jan. 1, 2011 and Aug. 29, 2014, though officials did not say exactly how many laptops were missing, according to the report.

Officials said one of the software applications on the laptops was not "properly protected," according to the report. Information including patient names, ages, gender and electrocardiogram information may be compromised.

According to the patient notification on the Dallas Fire-Rescue website, the city has formed a breach assessment team and is working with a third-party consulting firm to assess potential security risks.

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