Heartbleed to blame for Community Health Systems breach

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By Steve Ragan, CSO | August 19th, 2014 According to a blog post from TrustedSec, an information security consultancy in Ohio, the breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) is the result of attackers targeting a flaw OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0160, better known as Heartbleed. The incident marks the first case Heartbleed has been linked to an attack…

About 4.5M face risk of ID theft after hack of hospital network

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By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 18th, 2014 Community Health Systems says Chinese hackers accessed names, social security numbers and other data of people it treated or referred. About 4.5 million people in 28 states face the risk of identity theft due to a massive data breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) a Franklin, Tenn.,…

Community Health Systems blames China for recent data breach

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By Steve Ragan, CSO | August 18th, 2014 Community Hospital Systems (CHS), which operates just over 200 hospitals in 29 states, reported a data breach impacting about 4.5 million people on Monday. The incident, blamed on actors in China, was made public via an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The 8-K…

Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

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By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | August 18th, 2014 Community Health Systems says the breach occurred in April and June. A major U.S. hospital operator says hackers based in China broke into its computer systems and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Community Health Systems said the attack occurred in April and June of…