UCSF Data Breach Affects Nearly 10k Patients

University of California, San Francisco announced it is sending notification letters to 9,986 of its patients whose information was contained in computers that were stolen from the UCSF Family Medicine Center.

The stolen computers were not encrypted, and the information contained on the computers included patients' names, dates of birth, mailing addresses, medical record numbers, health insurance ID numbers and driver's license numbers. Social Security numbers for 125 patients were also contained on the computers.

UCSF learned of the burglary on Jan. 13, and immediately notified police and UCSF officials.

The California Department of Public Health, the California Attorney General and federal authorities have been alerted of the data breach.

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