Miami Medical School Case Study

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The University of Miami Medical School suffered a data breach involving 2 million records that contained patients’ medical information including patients’ name, address, social security number, and possibly financial data as well. The data was in the form of tape backups that were being transported offsite—something the university does routinely for disaster recovery purposes. The company transporting the tapes is a third party that the university contracted with, and it is believed that the theft was random and the thieves probably do not know exactly what they have stolen. Nonetheless, the information contained on those tapes are extremely sensitive and the perpetrators of the crime can inflict serious damages to the patients involved if
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