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St. Petersburg, Florida – It is still not clear how many -- if any -- patients from Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg were affected by a security breach reported by its owner, Community Health Systems, that affected 4.5 million people.

The company says hackers from China used malware to gain access to information belonging to those patients between April and June of this year.

MORE:What to do if you are a victim

"It does concern me because you know they have my information and I don't know how far they can take that, too," said Jasarae Gonzalez, a patient at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg.

The hackers got their hands on names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers of patients treated at affiliated physician groups.

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While they did not access personal patient files, the information the hackers did get can allow criminals to open bank accounts, credit cards and take out loans.

With the help of federal investigators and a private computer forensic company, CHS says it has wiped the malware from its computer systems.

Of the 206 hospital operated by CHS across the country, 10 of them are in the Bay area.

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10 News contacted a spokesperson at Bayfront to find out if of its patients were affected, but the calls have gone unreturned.

Community Health Systems says it will mail letters to affected patients that will include a number for them to enroll in identity theft protection program for free.

St. Petersburg, Florida – It is still not clear how many -- if any -- patients from Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg were affected by a security breach reported by its owner, Community Health Systems, that affected 4.5 million people.

The company says hackers from China used malware to gain access to information belonging to those patients between April and June of this year.

MORE:What to do if you are a victim

"It does concern me because you know they have my information and I don't know how far they can take that, too," said Jasarae Gonzalez, a patient at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg.

The hackers got their hands on names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers of patients treated at affiliated physician groups.

RELATED:Create an identity theft report

While they did not access personal patient files, the information the hackers did get can allow criminals to open bank accounts, credit cards and take out loans.

With the help of federal investigators and a private computer forensic company, CHS says it has wiped the malware from its computer systems.

Of the 206 hospital operated by CHS across the country, 10 of them are in the Bay area.

CHECK:Get a free credit report

10 News contacted a spokesperson at Bayfront to find out if of its patients were affected, but the calls have gone unreturned.

Community Health Systems says it will mail letters to affected patients that will include a number for them to enroll in identity theft protection program for free.

Chinese hackers get access to personal information to a large hospital chain.

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