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LifeBridge Health reveals breach that compromised health data of 500,000 patients

Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health and LifeBridge Potomac Professionals experienced a malware attack that potentially exposed the private information of around 500,000 patients for over a year. The breach was discovered on March 18, and investigations revealed that the hackers gained access to the system in September 2016. The breached data included personal and medical information, with some Social Security numbers included. LifeBridge has set up a call center and will offer credit monitoring and identity protection services to affected patients. The healthcare industry must prioritize cybersecurity to combat these frequent and complex cyberattacks.

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