Laptop containing Houston Methodist Hospital patient's info stolen

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Houston Methodist Hospital located in Houston, Texas, reports laptop containing sensitive information of approximately 1,300 transplant patients and files were stolen.

The stolen laptop is claimed to be encrypted one and contains personal information including names, Social Security Numbers and date of birth.

Hospital has informed about the theft to the local police and is also conducting their own investigation, reports the Houston Chronicle.

All those affected patients are being offered 1 year free subscription to identity theft protection service.The hospital apologized for the incident and promised to improve the security to prevent future data breaches.
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