The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has reported that it suffered a 652-patient data breach on Feb. 4 when private psychologist contractor’s laptop was stolen in Gig Harbor, Wash. The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has reported that it suffered a 652- patient data breach on Feb. 4 when private psychologist contractor’s laptop was stolen in Gig Harbor, Wash. The computer belonging to Dr. Sunil Kakar was recovered in a pawn shop by Gig Harbor Police on Feb. 14. Security measures, including password protection, were in place. There is no evidence that the files were accessed by unauthorized people or used for identity theft. read more

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Washington DSHS Reports Data Breach Affecting 652 Patients