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Chinese hackers steal medical records of 4.5 million patients




Medical records at the South Los Angeles Family Health Clinic.
Medical records at the South Los Angeles Family Health Clinic.
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In the latest data breach, a group of Chinese hackers stole 4.5 million medical records from the Tennessee hospital chain, Community Health Systems. Some of the information includes social security numbers, addresses and phone numbers. 

This might seem like every other data breach, but according to Bloomberg reporter Michael Riley, it’s unusual for the group to steal this type of records.