Community Healthcare System says Chinese cyber-attack compromised patient data

Information from up to 4.5 million patients potentially compromised

When you think about the personal information most private to you, details about health are generally among the most obvious, and keeping those details safe are of the highest priority. As a result the healthcare industry is highly regulated to prevent patient data from getting into the wrong hands. But while compliance exists to insulate the healthcare industry from mistakes made internally, those same regulations don’t dissuade external actors from attempting to steal the same information.

Community Health Systems (CHS) is the latest to learn that lesson, following an announcement on August 18 that its systems had been compromised by advanced persistent threats, potentially leaking social security numbers and health information belonging to 4.5 million of its patients.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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