Troy (Ala.) Regional Medical Center has notified 880 patients of a data breach that includes names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and medical record numbers.

The hospital, in a statement, indicated that an identity theft ring might have taken the patient information. "Law enforcement officials have communicated that some of the personal information removed from the hospital may have been used to file fraudulent income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service. Law enforcement has advised that other healthcare providers in Georgia and Alabama have also been targeted by the perpetrators."

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