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Partners HealthCare Hit with Phishing Expedition Exposing 3,300 Patient Records
By Linn Foster Freedman on
Posted in Data Breach
Late last week, Partners HealthCare announced that it notified approximately 3,300 patients of a security breach involving a hacking incident where intruders accessed medical and personal information of patients.
Partners acknowledged that the hackers were able to infiltrate the security of its system through phishing e–mails that employees opened, exposing their e-mail accounts…