170k Additional Victims Notified of Los Angeles County Contractor Data Breach

Los Angeles County has notified an additional 170,200 additional victims of a data breach that occurred at a county contractor's office.

The patients' information was compromised Feb. 5 when Torrance, Calif.-based Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, which handles billing and collections for Los Angeles County's Department of Health Services and Department of Public Health, was burglarized and eight computers were stolen.

The total number of patients affected by the data breach now stands at 338,700. Affected patients' names, Social Security numbers and certain medical and billing information were stored on the stolen computers.

As a result of the data breach, Los Angeles County is reviewing Sutherland's security procedures, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

So far, three class-action lawsuits have been filed against the county as a result of the data breach, according to the report.

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