Los Angeles County Data Breach Affected 342k Total Patients

Los AngelesCounty has discovered an additional 3,497 patients were affected by its February data breach, bringing the total number of affected patients to 342,197, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

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.

Los Angeles County originally believed 168,500 patients were affected by the data breach, which was raised to 338,700 in April, and now to 342,197.

The newly discovered victims of the data breach were Los Angeles Department of Public Health patients. The affected patients' names, addresses and billing information were compromised, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Sutherland Healthcare Solutions is offering one year of free credit monitoring to all affected patients.

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