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Hacker had access to OSF HealthCare's IT systems for 6 weeks before outage

Becker's Health IT

Jackie Drees

Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare began notifying patients Oct. 1 that their protected health information was exposed for more than six weeks during an attack on its IT systems earlier this year.

OSF HealthCare experienced a computer systems outage from April 23-25, which sent the health system into downtime procedures and protocols for two days, the Journal Star reported.

In an Oct. 1 notice on its website, OSF HealthCare said the outage was the result of a data security incident. After investigating...

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