UCLA Health Reports Cyberattack Affecting Up to 4.5M
On Friday, UCLA Health announced that it suffered a cyberattack that could have compromised the personal health records of up to 4.5 million people. The health system said it confirmed the breach on May 5 and believes that hackers may have accessed parts of the network that contains personal information and some medical information as early as September 2014. Officials say there is no evidence that personal data were accessed or acquired, but the health system is offering affected individuals 12 months of no-cost identity theft and health care identity protection services.
- "UCLA Health Breach Puts Data at Risk for 4.5M" (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 7/17).
- "4.5 Million People's Personal Information at Risk in UCLA Health Data Breach" (Roe, "KPCC News," KPCC, 7/17).