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UCSF: Stolen clinic computers contained patient information

 

The University of California at San Francisco is notifying more than 9,000 people that their personal data has been compromised after desktop computers were stolen from a clinic.

The computers were stolen on or around Jan. 11 from the UCSF Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore, at 1569 Sloat Blvd., according to university officials.

After an analysis to determine what information was on the computers, the university determined that they held personal and health information that might have included individual's names, dates of birth, mailing addresses, medical record numbers, health insurance ID numbers and driver's license numbers. In addition, 125 files included Social Security numbers, officials said.

The university has sent out notification letters to the 9,986 people whose information was on the computers, and alerted the state department of health, the state attorney general and federal authorities.

Information and assistance is being offered to those affected, and credit monitoring is being offered to those whose Social Security numbers were involved, officials said.

— Bay City News Service

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