Miami Hospital Data Breach: UM Notifying 47,000 patients

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UM says confidential patient information stolen last month

MIAMI (AP) -- School officials say confidential information of tens of thousands of University of Miami patients was stolen.

UM says someone stole a case last month that had the information on computer tapes.

The information includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers or health information. Anyone who was a patient or visited an UM facility since Jan. 1 1999 may be affected.

UM says it will notify 47,000 patients by mail whose records may have included credit card or other financial information.

The university had computer security experts try to access data from a similar set of backup tapes. But the school says the experts concluded it would be difficult to get "usable data from the tapes."

The University's permanent records are not affected.

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