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The following data breaches were reported on Becker's Hospital Review in the last four weeks.

1. Fort Myers, Fla.-based 21st Century Oncology, a cancer care services provider, reported a data breach that occurred in October 2015 after an unauthorized third party may have gained access to one of the system's databases.

2. Premier Healthcare, a multispecialty physician group based in Bloomington, Ind., is notifying more than 200,000 patients of a data breach stemming from a stolen laptop.

3. Four staff members at Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope cancer center were the targets of a phishing attack, which resulted in unauthorized access to their email accounts.

4. Bryn Mawr, Pa.-based Main Line Health System fell victim to a spear phishing attack when an employee received an email request for information on employees and, believing the email to be authorized, sent the information.

5. The Los Angeles County health department identified traces of ransomware on five of its computers.

6. The University of California, Berkeley is sending approximately 80,000 people notice of a cyberattack affecting a system containing Social Security numbers and bank account information.

7. The scope of a 2015 IRS data breach was found to be much larger than originally suspected, with more than 700,000 Social Security numbers stolen.

8. York (Maine) Hospital reported that a cyberattack compromised the personal identifying information of employees across its four York County campuses. The breach affects physicians, nurses and any other clinical staff who may have been working for the health system in 2015.

9. An email-based phishing scam compromised information of more than 5,000 employees at Paterson, N.J.-based St. Joseph's Healthcare System.

10. Salt Lake City-based Alliance Health, a platform for individuals managing chronic health conditions, reported a data breach that left customer information accessible on the Internet for more than two years.

11. A January cyberattack against Flint, Mich.-based Hurley Medical Center caused delays in the hospital's emergency room and lunch service for certain patients.

12. Passersby on Fowler Street in Ft. Myers, Fla., may have come across some unusual debris on Dec. 19, 2015, as patient medical records fell from the back of a waste management truck, littering the street.

13. Greenville, N.C.-based Vidant Health reported a data breach affecting employees at one of the health system's hospitals.

14. Hollywood (Calif.) Presbyterian Medical Center staff declared an internal emergency on Friday after hackers forced the hospital's IT systems offline, according to a statement from CEO Allen Stefanek. An anonymous physician from the hospital told NBC Los Angeles that the systems had been having trouble for a week, leaving departments to communicate via fax machine.

15. Medical records from an urgent care clinic in St. Petersburg, Fla., which closed a year ago, were found discarded in a Pinellas County landfill.

16. On Feb. 3, Kenny Moyle, CEO of Magnolia Health Corp., an assisted living facility in Tulare, Calif., sent an email to the facility requesting personal information on all active employees, including Social Security numbers, addresses and birth dates. Unfortunately, the facility learned too late that the person on the other end of the email wasn't really Mr. Moyle.

17. When Ken Newton, a Vietnam veteran who lives in Canton, Ga., requested a copy of his medical record from the DeKalb County VA Medical Center, he received an incomplete copy, along with 10 additional medical records belonging to eight men and two women he'd never met.

18. Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University notified the parents of babies enrolled in a research study in its neonatal intensive care unit in 2013 that their children's data may have be compromised after a hard drive was reported stolen from a student's car.

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