L.A. County Says Another 170K Affected by Health Data Breach at Sutherland Healthcare Solutions
On Thursday, Los Angeles County officials reported that an additional 170,200 patients were affected by a February break-in at Sutherland Healthcare Solutions' Torrance office, bringing the total number of affected patients to 338,700. Officials said the theft involved data stored on eight computers that contained patients' names, Social Security numbers and certain medical and billing information and also may have included addresses, birth dates and medical diagnoses. The breach is currently under investigation.
- "Medical Data Breach Involves More Than 170,000 Additional Victims" (Sewell, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 4/3)
- "Victims Double in LA County Medical Data Breach" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 4/3)