Emory University officials said Tuesday they have sent
letters to more than 38,000 patients who have been
treated for cancer at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Emory Crawford (Ga.)
Long Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, warning them
that a computer containing their personal information
was stolen from a business contractor in Ohio.
Emory officials said they believe it is unlikely
patients will be affected, but they are advising
patients to put a fraud alert on their credit reports
to prevent identity theft.
The Emory and Grady patients were among thousands from
hospitals in four states potentially affected by the
theft of a computer in suburban Cincinnati.
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