Massive Patient Data Breach at HCA Healthcare in Nashville

In a shocking revelation, HCA Healthcare announced that a cybercriminal had successfully stolen patient data and exposed it on an online forum. The healthcare giant explains that the data was taken from an external storage location for email formatting. According to preliminary estimates, the breach may have impacted the personal information of approximately 11 million HCA patients.

The stolen data encompasses crucial details such as patient names, contact information, dates of birth, and even upcoming appointment dates. While the precise number of individuals affected is yet to be confirmed, HCA believes that 27 million data rows have been compromised.

Fortunately, HCA reassures the public that this breach has not interrupted their services. The healthcare provider has promptly engaged with law enforcement agencies and third-party experts to investigate the incident and mitigate potential harm.

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