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Hospital network hacked, 4.5M records stolen

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bloomberg: Chinese hackers stole data from 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems Inc., the second-largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States.

“Unfortunately, we have joined numerous American companies and institutions who have been victimized by highly sophisticated, criminal cyber-attacks originating out of China,” Tomi Galin, a spokeswoman for Community Health, said in an e-mail. “Importantly, no patient medical or financial information was transferred as a result of this intrusion.”

Community Health is among several companies that have reported similar breaches. Supervalu Inc., a U.S. supermarket chain, said Aug. 15 that it suffered an attack that exposed customers’ credit- and debit-card information. The retailer Target Corp. was breached last year by Eastern European hackers who stole credit card numbers and other personal data from at least 70 million customers in one of the biggest retail hacking incidents in U.S. history.

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