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Illinois hospital reports data blackmail


IDG News Service- (Illinois) Clay County Hospital in Illinois notified affected patients after receiving an anonymous e-mail containing protected health information of some patients asking for a substantial payment to avoid patient data being released. Law enforcement agencies were notified and an investigation found the compromised data was limited to patients who visited the hospital on or before February 2012 and limited to name, physical address, social security numbers and date of birth.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:49