Hacker hits research computers at Mass General, puts data of 9,000 at risk

August 23, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

An unauthorized person accessed two computers supporting research at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Neurology, potentially affecting the information of about 9,900 individuals.

An investigation found the unauthorized person had access to databases containing research data from June 10 to 16. Substantial amounts of data were compromised, with at least 20 types of protected health information exposed. However, sensitive data—such as Social Security numbers and insurance and financial information—were not involved.

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