2.2 million patients of US cancer treatment centre suffer data breach

Synopsis

In March 2015, the US-based cancer care provider announced that a data breach had exposed the information of 2.2 million patients based across all 50 states and internationally.

The company said that hackers broke into a company database in October 2014 and accessed the personal information of patients, including names, Social Security numbers, physician names, diagnosis, treatment data and insurance information. The company said it had "no indication that the information has been misused in any way."

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