Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, is notifying nearly 4,000 patients that their protected health information may have been exposed due to the theft of a physician’s laptop computer, CMIO.net reports. “We take the incident extremely seriously and have now accelerated implementation of a program to assist employees with protecting devices they purchase personally,” said Dr. John Halamka, the hospital’s CIO. Police have arrested a suspect in the laptop theft case, according to the report. Meanwhile, ZDNet reports that data relating to 8.24 million customers of a German gaming site hacked in February has been posted to the Internet.
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