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Hacker removes files from New Mexico hospital's computers, exposes 69,000 patients' info

Becker's Health IT

Jackie Drees

San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M., recently began notifying nearly 69,000 patients that their protected health information was compromised by hackers.

SJRMC reported the breach to HHS on June 4, saying it affected 68,792 individuals. The hospital said it discovered that an unauthorized individual accessed its network from Sept. 7-8, 2020, during which the unauthorized individual removed some information, according to a June 4 online notice.

Some of the files...

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