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Modern Healthcare is reporting that Chinese hackers have stolen a large number of non-medical records from a US hospital chain:

An outside group of hackers targeted Community Health Systems'computer network and stole 4.5 million individuals' non-medical patient data, the company disclosed Monday in a regulatory filing.

The Franklin, Tenn.-based chain, which says it has 206 hospitals in 29 states, said a group originating in China used highly sophisticated malware and technology in the criminal attack. It believes the hackers were searching for intellectual property on medical devices and other equipment, but instead stole data on patients who sought care from its physician practices. 

The data included names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and Social Security numbers—all of which are protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. However, the data did not include financial or medical information, Community said.

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