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LOST JUMP DRIVE CONTAINS COOPER UNIVERSITY RESIDENTS’ PERSONAL DATA

CAMDEN, N.J. – July 27, 2010 (WPVI) — A thumb drive that contained personal data about current and past graduate medical education residents and fellows at Cooper University Hospital has gone missing.  Hospital sources tell Action News the thumb drive went missing on July  8th.

Cooper refused an interview but released the following statement: Cooper University Hospital is investigating the circumstances
surrounding a missing thumb drive. The thumb drive contained information with personal data about graduate medical education
residents and fellows for the current and prior academic years. We have advised the residents and fellows who were advised to contact their local police. No other employee information was compromised.

Further, No patient information or records were compromised. The incident was reported to the New Jersey State Police Cyber Crimes Unit on Friday, July 23 as per the state notification procedure. The hospital is conducting a thorough investigation and has initiated an aggressive plan to protect any personnel who could be affected by this potential security breach.

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