BREACH

Chinese Hackers Steal 4.5M Patient Files

No one's safe in our cyber world. Hackers seeming to originate in China appear to have stolen 4.5 million patient records from a Illinois hospital operator. Community Health Systems says that hackers took names, addresses, birth dates, phone and social security numbers, but not medical or credit card information. It will provide identity theft protection for those affected. “We have tracked this group for the past four years and we have never seen them steal this type of information before,” an investigator into the breach said.