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Aug 18, 2014

Community Health says data stolen in cyber attack from China

By Jim Finkle and Caroline Humer

(Reuters) – Community Health Systems Inc (CYH.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients.

That would make the attack the largest of its type involving patient information since a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website started tracking such breaches in 2009. The previous record, an attack on a Montana Department of Public Health server, was disclosed in June and affected about 1 million people.

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Aug 8, 2014

Hacking group wants to play nice with automakers

LAS VEGAS, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A group of well-known hackers
and security professionals are trying to build better ties with
the auto industry in an effort to enlist their help in improving
vehicle security, one of the hottest areas of cyber research.

The non-profit group, known as “I am the Calvary,” is asking
attendees at this weekend’s Def Con hacking conference in Las
Vegas to sign an open letter to “Automotive CEOs” to ask them to
implement basic guidelines to defend cars from cyber attacks. (

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      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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