Community Health Systems - 2014
Community Health Systems out of Franklin Tennessee has announced a large data breach of their medical system. The breach occured when hackers infiltrated the server of the health system compromising Social Security numbers, names and addresses for 4.5 million patients. Authorities believe that the hackers were based out of China and the attacks happened from April 2014 through June 2014.The company operates 206 hospitals in 29 states and is currently doing further investigations regarding the attack. More Information: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/hack-of-community-health-system... UPDATE (8/26/2014): Five Alabama residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against Community Health Systems following last week's announcement of the data breach of 4.5 million patients.