RTXXZVX-300x196Chinese hackers have stolen medical records for 4.5 million patients, according to a regulatory filing from Community Health Systems, a publicly-traded company that runs 206 hospitals in 29 states.

The stolen data includes records for patients of who have seen doctors affiliated with the company in the past five years.

Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm hired by the company, believes the attacks originated in China. The FBI is also investigating the break-in.

Between April and June, hackers bypassed the company’s security systems and stole personal data including names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and social security numbers. The stolen information did not include patients’ credit card numbers, medical or clinical data.

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