Original release date: August 18, 2014
US-CERT is aware of a breach of sensitive patient identification information affecting approximately 4.5 million patients and customers of Community Health Systems, Inc. As part of DHS, US-CERT is working together with the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services to assist in sharing specific vulnerabilities and mitigations with the healthcare industry to prevent additional breaches from occurring.
US-CERT recommends that individuals who suspect they may have been victimized as a result of this breach report any incidents to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. Tips and advice to stay safe online can be found at STOP. THINK. CONNECT.