Banner Health Says Cyberattack Affected 3.7M Patients

Law360, New York (August 3, 2016, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Nonprofit hospital system Banner Health began sending out letters to 3.7 million people Wednesday after it said it was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack of patients' and customers' health care and credit card information.

The hack originated on computer systems at Banner locations selling food and beverages through credit card transactions, and spread from a breach of cardholder data to include patient and health plan information, Banner said in a statement announcing the attack. Physicians and health care providers were also victims of the breach.

Banner, which operates 29 hospitals in the U.S., said the data accessed varies from patients'...

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