By The Oregonian
September 04, 2008
A Portland program for low-income people with HIV is asking for help in
retrieving a computer that was stolen from the center earlier this week.
The Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's HIV Day Center, in Northeast
Portland, found the door to their office forced open Tuesday morning.
They said a few monitors, some mail and a computer that contains a
database of patients who use the center were stolen.
The database is password protected, but the data was not encrypted, said
Shawn Cunningham, a spokesman for Multnomah County which oversees the
program. The county is in the process of notifying those whose
information is on the database and is reviewing security procedures at
those county programs that receive federal funding for HIV services.
A ministry spokeswoman urged that whoever took the computer return it,
with no questions asked.
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