Lurie Children's Hospital cybersecurity breach affected more than 790K people, including patients

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Saturday, June 29, 2024
Nearly 800K affected by Lurie Children's Hospital cybersecurity breach
More than 791,000 people were affected in the Lurie Children's Hospital security breach earlier this year.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than 791,000 people were affected in the Lurie Children's Hospital security breach earlier this year.

The hospital system was hit with a cyberattack in February that lasted more than a month.

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Lurie Children's Hospital confirmed their network was "accessed by a known criminal threat actor."

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Hospital officials did not provide information about who the criminal actor could be, but said internal and external cyberexperts were working with the FBI to find the source.

A hospital spokesperson confirmed Friday more than 791,000 people, including patients, were affected by the breach.