Community Health Systems data breach impacts SMH clinics

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Hackers steal personal information of nearly 4.5 million patients

By Reece Murphy

The personal data of patients treated at Springs Memorial Hospital-associated clinics was among the information stolen in a massive Community Health Systems computer breach announced by the company Monday, Aug. 18.

Springs Memorial Hospital is one of 206 hospitals Community Health Systems owns in 29 states.

According to a company filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, hackers stole sometime between April and June the names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers of 4.5 million patients.

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