Breach, Data Security

Another 3,500 L.A. County patients impacted in Sutherland breach


Los Angeles County officials announced on Thursday that nearly 3,500 more patients have been impacted in the February theft of eight computers from Sutherland Healthcare Solutions (SHS), a billing and collections services provider for Los Angeles County.

The additional 3,497 patients received Drug Medi-Cal services from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, according to a Los Angeles Times report, which adds that names, addresses and billing information was compromised, but not Social Security numbers.

Social Security numbers were among the information stolen from about 340,000 other Los Angeles County health services patients also impacted in the breach, as well as roughly 55,900 patients of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

A $25,000 reward continues to be offered for information leading to the return of stolen equipment, or an arrest and conviction, according to the report.

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