Thousands of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Patients Info Leaked Onto Internet

Thousands of patients' information were leaked online after a staff member at New York City-based New York-Presbyterian Hospital accidentally placed bits of the information on an unsecured computer server, according to a New York Post news report.

Personal medical records and data — including names, ages, blood pressure, heart rates and other personal information — of approximately 6,800 patients were accessible through online search engines.

Although accidental leak happened in July, hospital officials started contacting the affected patients yesterday, according to the report.

Read the New York Post's news report about New York-Presbyterian Hospital's accidental leak of patient information.

Read other coverage on patient data breaches:

- Information on 21,000 Patients Taken From Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

- HHS Begins Posting Data Breach Information Online

- Patients Affected by BCBS of Tennessee Data Breach Nearly Doubles

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