A burglary at an Advocate Medical Group administration building might have put the personal information of more than 4 million patients at risk, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.
Four computers were stolen from the building in Park Ridge and information on the password protected, but not encrypted, machines includes the addresses, names, social security numbers and dates of birth of some four million patients, according to the report.
A spokesman for Advocate told the Tribune that no medical records were included on the stolen computers. From now until Sept. 9 the medical group will be sending letters to affected individuals offering one year of credit report monitoring.
Read the full story from the Chicago Tribune.
Advocate operates 12 hospitals including Advocate Medical Group Orland Park Medical Center, and another office in Orland Park on Orland Square Drive. The network includes more than 1,000 doctors, according to their website.
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