A dental services business associate of Massachusetts General Hospital was hacked and approximately 4,300 affected patients are being notified, the hospital has announced.

In early February, Patterson Dental Supply notified Massachusetts General that an outside party gained access to its electronic files, according to a hospital spokesperson. Protected health information that may have been accessed included patient names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and in some cases also included date and type of appointment, dental provider names and medical record numbers.

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