Alere Home Monitoring, Inc.


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 10, 2012
geo: 
Livermore , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

100,000

Breach Total Number: 
100 000
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

The September 23 theft of an employee's unencrypted laptop resulted in the exposure of information of over 100,000 patients.  The laptop was stolen from the employee's home.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and diagnosis information of patients taking drugs to prevent blood clots were exposed. Alere became aware of the breach on October 1.