NOVA Chiropractic & Rehab Missing Unencrypted Thumb Drive Containing More Than 5,500 Patients' Information

NOVAChiropractic & RehabCenter of Sterling (Va.) has announced their office is missing an unencrypted thumb drive containing more than 5,500 patients' information.

NOVA discovered the thumb drive was missing Jan. 30. The thumb drive contained affected patients' names, health records and addresses. Some patients' Social Security numbers, dates of birth, insurance claim forms and credit card information was also contained on the thumb drive, according to the notification.

It is still unclear how the data breach occurred, and NOVA is currently investigating the breach and attempting to locate the thumb drive.

As a result of the data breach, NOVA is now only using encrypted thumb drives, and affected patients' are being offered a free copy of their credit report from NOVA.

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