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US Medical Transcription Firm Announces 9 Million Patients' Data Stolen in Hack

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US Medical Transcription Firm Announces 9 Million Patients' Data Stolen in Hack

US Medical Transcription Firm Announces 9 Million Patients' Data Stolen in Hack

US Medical Transcription Firm , Announces 9 Million Patients' , Data Stolen in Hack.

TechCrunch reports that almost nine million patients in the United States had their highly-sensitive personal information stolen in a recent cyberattack.

The attack on medical transcription company Perry Johnson & Associates, or PJ&A, occurred earlier this year.

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The Nevada-based company provides transcription services for health care organizations and physicians, dictating and transcribing patient notes.

According to a legally-required filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the company said data belonging to over 8.95 million individuals was part of the breach.

According to a legally-required filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the company said data belonging to over 8.95 million individuals was part of the breach.

Patients were not notified of the breach until six months after it occurred.

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According to the filing, stolen data included patients' names, dates of birth, addresses, medical records and hospital account numbers.

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The information also included admission diagnoses, as well as dates and times of service.

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PJ&A said that the stolen data included details like Social Security numbers, as well as insurance and clinical information from medical transcription files.

TechCrunch reports that the PJ&A attack is the second-largest data breach, coming in behind an HCA incident earlier this year which saw 11 million records stolen.

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TechCrunch reports that the PJ&A attack is the second-largest data breach, coming in behind an HCA incident earlier this year which saw 11 million records stolen.

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Earlier this week, both health care giant McLaren and online pharmacy startup Truepill announced recent breaches involving millions of patients' data.


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