Community Health Systems hacked; data for 4.5 million patients compromised

Community Health Systems reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission today that hackers in China have obtained patient names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and social security numbers from 4.5 million of its patients between April and June.CHS said in the report that while the stolen data violates HIPAA regulations, credit card and medical information was not included in the security breach. The company told the SEC that it has been working with a forensic investigation company, Mandiant, and together, confirmed the activity in July. Just before reporting to the SEC, (Read more...)