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Computer Theft at UC San Francisco

March 14, 2014
by John DeGaspari
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Personal, health information and social security numbers related to burglary in January

The University of California at San Francisco is alerting 9,986 individuals potentially affected by a burglary involving unencrypted desktop computers that contained some personal and health information. UCSF maintains there is no evidence that there has been any attempted access or attempted use of the information involved in this incident.

The California Department of Public Health, the California Attorney General, and federal authorities have been alerted. UCSF learned on January 13, 2014 that desktop computers were burglarized from the UCSF Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore on or about January 11, 2014. 

UCSF began a technical analysis to identify what information was on the computers, which revealed that the computers contained some personal and health information, which may have included individuals’ names, dates of birth, mailing addresses, medical record numbers, health insurance ID numbers, and driver’s license numbers. Social Security numbers were also involved for 125 individuals.


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