Heartbleed Bleeds Out 4.5 Million US Patients Information to Chinese Hackers

So unless you have been living under a rock for the last few days you may have heard that Community Health Systems were hacked by attacks originating from China, according to CHS, and the information stolen includes the following: Names, Addresses, Telephone Numbers, Date of Birth, and Social Security Numbers. CHS does not believe that the hackers were attempting to exploit the personal data, as the group they believe  is responsible has typically been after medical equipment data. CHS further noted that both credit card numbers and clinical data were left untouched during the attacks. More than 206 hospitals that span 29 states are now in the process of notifying patients who were part of the breach.

So how did this happen you might be wondering? According to security firm TrustedSec, the data was poached via the now world infamous Heartbleed vulnerability. Of course CHS hasn’t confirmed this yet and TrustedSec’s founder David Kennedy has stated he learned of the compromise method from 3 unnamed insiders who have chosen to remain anonymous.

For the Original Source and more information read the full Rueters article HERE

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