Red Cross laptop with donor information stolen

A laptop containing personal information from thousands of blood donors including Social Security numbers and medical information was stolen from a local office of the American Red Cross, but officials said the information was encrypted.

The data included matching names and birth dates of donors from Texas and Oklahoma, as well as donors' sexual and disease histories.

"We haven't viewed this as a security breach at this point," Darren Irby, spokesman for the national American Red Cross office, told The Dallas Morning News for its Saturday editions. Red Cross laptop with sensitive data stolen - Security -

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