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Walgreens Discloses Data Breach Impacting Personal Health Information of More Than 72,000 Customers

August 13, 2020

The second-largest pharmacy chain in the US recently disclosed a data breach that may have compromised the personal health information (PHI) of more than 72,000 individuals across the United States.

According to Walgreens spokesman Jim Cohn, prescription information of customers was stolen during May protests, when around 180 of the company’s 9,277 locations were looted.

Following the investigation, the company sent out notification letters to potentially affected customers on July 24.

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