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LA County Health Services: Patients’ data exposed in phishing attack
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LA County Health Services: Patients’ data exposed in phishing attack

Following a recent phishing attack that affected over two dozen employees, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services revealed a data breach involving patient personal and health information. The second largest public health care system in the nation, behind NYC Health + Hospitals, is this integrated health system, which runs the public hospitals and clinics in L.A. County, the most populous county in the nation. According to information published in notifications of a data breach issued to an unspecified number of people who might be impacted, a February hack resulted in the theft of credentials from 23 employees. In this instance, the DHS staff members believed they were accessing a genuine email from a reliable sender when they clicked read more LA County Health Serv...