4.5 Million Patient Records Stolen After Hospital Network is Hacked
Operating 206 hospitals across the United States, Community Health Systems was hacked into and had the data of 4.5 million patients stolen. Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and phone numbers were all accessed affecting anyone who was treated by a doctor's office "tied to a network-owned hospital in the last five years" is affected. The company's hospitals operate out of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. The hackers and malware used were traced back to China.
By Jordan Moses
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