Laptop Data Breach Could Affect 30k Patients

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that an unencrypted laptop with with data from University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center patients was stolen from the home of a faculty member.

The stolen laptop had information on about 30,000 patients, including "specific medical information" on about 10,000 of them. However, the cancer center does not believe the laptop was stolen because of the information. It had not been recovered as of the time of the article.

The cancer center is apparently accelerating its efforts to encrypt all of its computers.