Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hack of Community Health Systems Affects 4.5 Million Patients - NYTimes.com

Unhealthy security

"Community Health Systems, a publicly traded hospital operator based in Franklin, Tenn., said that personal data, including names, Social Security numbers and addresses, for 4.5 million patients had been compromised in a Chinese cyberattack on its systems from April to June.

The company, which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday that that the attackers had bypassed its security systems and stolen data that also included birth dates and telephone numbers for the patients, who had been referred to or treated by doctors affiliated with the company over the last five years."
Hack of Community Health Systems Affects 4.5 Million Patients - NYTimes.com
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