Notable data breaches
Beth Israel reports potential data breach
Date: July 2011
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center notified more than 2,000 of its patients that some of their personal information may have been stolen from a hospital computer.
The hospital said that an unnamed computer service vendor had failed to restore proper security settings on the computer after performing maintenance on it. The machine was later found to be infected with a computer virus, which transmitted patients' personal data files to an unknown location.