Bos­ton-based Part­ners Health­Care is no­ti­fy­ing about 3,300 pa­tients about a data breach.

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The sys­tem said it has been con­duct­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion since it learned in Novem­ber that a group of its staffers re­ceived phish­ing e-mails and pro­vided in­for­ma­tion in re­sponse. Such e-mails trick their tar­gets into hand­ing over pass­words or click­ing on links that in­stall ma­li­cious pro­grams. Part­ners says some cor­re­spon­dence con­tained pa­tient in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing names, ad­dresses, dates of birth, phone num­bers and So­cial Se­cu­rity num­bers and clin­i­cal in­for­ma­tion such as di­ag­noses, treat­ments re­ceived and in­sur­ance in­for­ma­tion. The breach in­volved pa­tients at Mas­sachusetts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Brigham and Women’s Hos­pi­tal and sev­eral other fa­cil­i­ties.

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