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Data breach at Chesapeake sleep center, over 2K patients affected

Over 2K patients affected by a data breach at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Sleep Center
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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Over 2,000 patients' personal electronic information may have been compromised.

The data breach affected patients who received medical services at the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Sleep Center from April 2015 to February 2018.

According to Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, two unencrypted, portable hard drives went missing from the Sleep Center on February 6.

The 2,100 patients will be notified by mail if their information was compromised. The hard drives contained names, date of births, unique medical records, demographic information, medications prescribed, and details of procedures performed at the Sleep Center.

Social security numbers, addresses, and billing information were not compromised.

CRH said its adding improvements to safeguard portable hard drives and has enhanced company policies and procedures to prevent future incidents.

Impacted patients will receive 12 months of complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.

For more information, or to contact Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, click here.