Computers Carrying Personal Information of Over 4 Million Patients of Advocate Medical Group Stolen

Computers Carrying Personal Information of Over 4 Million Patients of Advocate M

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that a burglary took place at administrative building in Park Ridge. The incident, which took place on July 15, saw stealing of four computers.

It has now been found that the computers contained data of more than four million patients of Advocate Medical Group. It is now being said that the act might put the personal information of these into risk.

It has been found that the personal information includes names, addresses, date of birth and Social Security numbers. Kelly Jo Golson, Senior Vice President at Advocate Health Care said that no report is linked with the medical group.

Authorities concerned were of the view that Advocate has started their work. They have been sending letters to every patient and have been informing them about the incident. It is said that the procedure of sending out letters will continue till September 8.

In the form of compensation, it has been found that Advocate has been offering one year of credit monitoring services for free to those people whose date might have been exposed.

"Nothing leads us to believe the computers were taken for the information they contain, and there is no information to suggest any of that data has been used in an inappropriate way", said Golson.

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