Partners HealthCare system in Boston is not giving much information on a breach it discovered in November 2014 and made public on April 30.
In November, a group of employees fell victim to “phishing” emails that appeared to be legitimate and asking for patient information that included patient names, addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers, and in some cases Social Security numbers, clinical information such as diagnoses and treatment, medical record numbers and health insurance information, according to the announcement. In total, about 3,300 patients are affected and being notified.
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