Breach in Fla. donor registry may have exposed IDs


July 7, 2008

TALLAHASSEE - State health officials say a security breach in the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry may have exposed thousands of donors' personal information, including their social security numbers.

The Agency for Health Care Administrations said Monday it has corrected the flaw, which may have allowed unauthorized users to view the personal information of roughly 55,000 donors.

The database includes donors' names, addresses, birth dates and driver license numbers. The agency is sending letters to inform individuals of the flaw.

AHCA Secretary Holly Benson said they have not received any indication that the information was accessed inappropriately. The breach happened on June 20 and was fixed a day later, but officials say they thought it best to make the public aware.

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