Health System Announces Data Breach at O.C. Hospitals
On Wednesday, St. Joseph Health System announced that the health records of 21,300 patients might have been accessible through Internet search engines because of faulty security settings on internal computers at Orange County's Mission Hospital and St. Jude Medical Center. Officials said the compromised data did not include Social Security numbers, addresses or financial information.
- "O.C. Patients' Medical Records Compromised" (Ponsi, Orange County Register, 2/15).