Aug. 12/13, 2006 --
Another day and another personal data theft report. Some 6,000 patients of the Madrona Medical Group in Bellingham, Washington, are the latest victims of data theft, a pandemic across the United States. A former employee of the medical group was arrested for illegally downloading patient names, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and other sensitive information to his lap top computer. The perpetrator was arrested on June 8. WMR's data theft chart has been updated.