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SAIC Loses Data of 4.9 Million Patients 182

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the keep-them-tapes-safe dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Government contractor SAIC just can't seem to get a break. Still fresh off of the Citytime scandal, they've now had a data breach in which backup tapes holding 4.9 million personal health records were stolen from an employee's car. To add insult to injury, evidently the tapes were not encrypted either: 'Tricare did not indicate whether SAIC encrypted the information on the stolen tapes, but Raley said, "It's very hard to encrypt a backup tape."'"
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SAIC Loses Data of 4.9 Million Patients

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 04, 2011 @02:15PM (#37602780)

    I used to work at a firm that sent the backup tapes home with the tech.
    She stored them under her bed.
    I told her that was a great place because if her husband ever came home early and found a strange man in the bedroom she could say he was just there to get a backup.

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