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Confidential pacient data stolen

by Nikola Strahija on June 23rd, 2004 No more than ten computers were stolen from NHS, pathology department of the Royal Shewsbury Hospital in Shropshire (UK). The break in happened on Monday night (16th June 2004) and has been captured on closed circuit TV.

"The information hasn't been lost forever, because we back everything up on a daily basis," said NHS spokesman Phil Hipkiss. "But it is a real hassle, and no-one here is especially happy that patients' medical records have been compromised like this."

Phil Hipkiss told The Register that a similar break in happened in the nearby Princess Royal Hospital in Telford (UK), where the computers were stolen from a publicly-accessible place, while the computers stolen from the pathology dept. weren't.

Shropshire police are now examining the CCTV footage for clues, and have appealed for members of the public to come forward if they are offered the machines for sale.

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