UCLA’s Health System, comprised of 4 hospitals, announced that 4.5 million patient’s protected health information and Social Security Numbers were compromised. This is the 4th largest HIPAA breach ever reported. The cyber-attack occurred last September, but patients were not notified until July 17th. This is the 2nd breach that UCLA has faced because a laptop containing patient medical data was stolen from a former employee’s home in 2011.
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