Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals, says a network breach exposed 4.5 million patients' personal information. Forensics experts believe the attacker was an "advanced persistent threat group originating from China."
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Canadian authorities are investigating whether a hacker or healthcare insider used a physician's credentials to gain unauthorized access to a British Columbia prescription information network, accessing information on 1,600 patients.
The Department of Homeland Security confirms that "a potential intrusion" of the Office of Personnel Management's network occurred in March but says officials have not identified any loss of personally identifiable information.
In this week's breach roundup, read about the latest incidents, including a clerical error at a medical center that resulted in letters containing personal information being sent to the wrong recipients.
Several Blue Shield of California spreadsheet reports inadvertently containing the Social Security numbers of 18,000 physicians and others were released 10 times by the state's Department of Managed Health Care. How could this have been prevented?
Inappropriate downloading by a former employee of the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Mo., resulted in sensitive information for more than 10,000 individuals being temporarily accessible online.