Palomar Health - 28/03/2014

Palomar Health in Escondido had a laptop stolen along with two flash drives from an employee's SUV. Approximately 5,000 patients were affected by the breach.The flash drives contained patient names, dates of birth, information regarding individual diagnosis, individual treatment and insurance information. The computer was encrypted but the flash drives were not. The information dates back to 2008. The Oceanside police have recovered the laptop and the missing flash drives, one person was arrested and a possible second suspect arrest may follow. Those patients who may have been affected can reach the health care system for more information at 1-866-313-79931-866-313-7993. The company is offering credit monitoring services for those individuals whose medicare numbers were compromised. Palomar could face a fine as high as $250,000 from the California Department of Health. CallSend SMSAdd to SkypeYou'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype