Hackers Now Have Sensitive Health Records Of 4.5M People

Many predicted that the ditching of paper medical records could come at a high price, and now that prediction has sadly come true for at least 4.5 million folks.

Hackers hit hospital computers, manned by Community Health Systems, stealing the sensitive medical information of millions and millions of people.

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CHS, which operates 226 hospitals across the United States, says hackers have broken into its computers and stolen critical data on 4.5 million patients, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and phone numbers. Reports say the information that was stolen is definitely enough to mess with people’s identity, open bank accounts, etc. source

The hospital group’s security experts allege the hack came from within China and was very sophisticated. They also say there’s little anyone can do to protect themselves, except guard their personal data. The hospital operator says it will offer identity theft protection to the victims who were affected.

Woman Almost Dies Over Hickey

NEW ZEALAND — A woman was admitted in the hospital complaining of numbness in her arm which was caused by hickey gone horribly wrong. Doctors concluded the woman had experienced a stroke caused by a hickey to her neck.

Doctors say they found a clot that moved its way to her heart, all caused by the suction of the hickey. A trauma to the inside of the vessel.

“Because of the physical trauma it had made a bit of bruising inside the vessel,” said her doctor. “There was a clot in the artery underneath where the hickey was.” The doctor concluded, “The clot had gone into the woman’s heart and caused a minor stroke that led to the loss of movement.”