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Speech-recognition software developer Nuance Communications suffered a data breach affecting 45,000 patient records, BankInfoSecurity reports. The San Francisco Department of Public Health revealed a former Nuance employee illicitly accessed the records between Nov. 20 and Dec. 9 of last year, with patient names, birth dates and medical records among the compromised information. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nuance said it shut down the medical transcription platform the employee used while it conducted its investigation. “We also notified law enforcement authorities and have cooperated in their investigation into the matter,” Nuance writes. “The law enforcement investigation resulted in the identification of the third party, and the accessed reports have been recovered.”
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