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Isgrimnur
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« on: August 18, 2014, 04:42:24 PM »

Your data will be acquired by hackers. Know it, own it.  Do what you can to protect yourself.

Community Health Systems

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Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers.

Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.
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The company's hospitals operate in 28 states but have their most significant presence in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
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Federal investigators and Mandiant told the hospital network those hackers have previously been spotted conducting corporate espionage, targeting valuable information about medical devices.

But this time, the hackers stole patient data instead. Hackers did not manage to steal information related to patients' medical histories, clinical operations or credit cards.

Still, the lost personal information is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the federal health records protection law. That means patients could sue the hospital network for damages.
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Making matters worse, Community Health Systems said it will provide notification to the 4.5 million patients "as required by federal and state law," which is inconsistent and varies by region. There is no federal data breach law that requires timely and transparent disclosure that sensitive personal information was lost.
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The hospital network said that just before Monday's announcement, it managed to wipe the hackers' malware from its computer systems and implemented protections to prevent similar break-ins.

The company plans to offer identity theft protection to the 4.5 million victims of the data breach.

Their main site is down, so the map from the article is the best you can get at the moment.

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 04:49:52 PM »

Doesn't look like Maryland was affected as I've never heard of this CHS. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 09:47:02 PM »

No hospitals in Colorado or in the Los Angeles area from what I can tell, so I guess I'm clear as well.

All of these data breaches are getting really annoying, though.  Especially since these places require your social security number even though that was never supposed to be used as an identifier.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 03:43:07 AM »

When I was going back through some old paperwork, I ran across a receipt from the University bookstore for my first year of college in the fall of '93.  My SSN was printed on it in full, as that was my ID number as far as the school was concerned.
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